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CRITICS LESS THAN JUBILANT ABOUT JUBILEE COVERAGE

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Television broadcasters in the U.K. came under withering criticism from several commentators today (Monday) for Sunday’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee pageantry that included an estimated 1,000 boats accompanying the Royal Barge along the Thames River. In the Daily Mail, columnist Jan Moir remarked that “something died” during the BBC’s coverage. “It was the […]

CRITIC CRITIQUES CRITICS ON CABIN THE WOODS REVIEWS

April 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The Cabin in the Woods is one of those rare horror flicks that received a handful of enthusiastic reviews from some of the nation’s leading newspaper critics. But now comes British writer and TV producer David Cox not only to mercilessly deprecate the movie, but also to critique the critics’ reviews of it. Cox calls […]

NEWS CORP HACKING SCANDAL HITS U.S. SHORES

April 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The telephone hacking scandal that has disrupted Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp operations in Britain is being carried to his front door in the U.S. British lawyer Mark Lewis, who represents several figures who claim that they were victims of the hacking — and whose own voicemails were hacked by a private detective and a reporter […]

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ASKS NEWS CORP ABOUT PAYMENTS TO POLICE

September 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Justice Department has sent a Letter of Request to News Corp officials requesting more information about allegations that its News International unit made payments to London police for information that was used in its British newspapers. News Corp is an American corporation and as such is subject to the rules of the Foreign Corrupt […]

SCOTLAND YARD CRITICIZED FOR QUESTIONING JOURNALIST

September 9, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The conduct of Britain’s Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) vis-à-vis the news media has again come under the scrutiny of lawmakers after it was learned that Amelia Hill, a reporter for the Guardian newspaper who has been covering the phone-hacking scandal, was questioned by police “under caution.” (The legal terms means that the words of the […]

PHONE-HACKING DETECTIVE ORDERED TO NAME HIS BOSSES

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A British court has ordered Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective at the center of the phone hacking scandal that has damaged Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, to reveal who at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid instructed him to intercept the voicemails of celebrities, politicians, and others and provide the results of his eavesdropping to […]

HOLLYWOOD-BASED REPORTER ARRESTED IN U.K. PHONE-HACKING SCANDAL

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

James Desborough, the Hollywood-based reporter for Britain’s now-defunct News of the World, has become the thirteenth person connected with the News Corp tabloid to be arrested in the ongoing telephone hacking scandal. Britain’s Guardian newspaper indicated that the charges against Desborough relate to his work for the newspaper before he was installed at its Los […]

ANOTHER EX-NEWS CORP EXEC ARRESTED

August 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

An eleventh arrest has been made in Britain’s telephone hacking scandal. This time it’s the former managing editor of News of the World, Stuart Kuttner, who was described by Britain’s Guardian newspaper on Tuesday as “the public face” of the now-shuttered News Corp tabloid. He had agreed to be questioned by Scotland Yard on Tuesday […]

MURDOCH: NEWS CORP EXECS HANDLED SCANDAL “EXTREMELY WELL”

July 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch on Thursday vigorously defended the way the News of the World hacking scandal had been handled by News Corp executives, including his son James, the deputy COO of News Corp, who announced the decision to shut down the 168-year-old publication and subsequently announced that the company was withdrawing its bid to acquire complete […]

MURDOCH’S U.S. TV LICENSES COULD BE THREATENED

July 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

By shutting down his lucrative News of the World tabloid in the U.K., Rupert Murdoch may have been looking to protect his other worldwide media properties, some analysts observed today (Friday). “While many New York media figures were stunned by the swift and calculating decision to close the News of the World, the decision is […]

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