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MURDOCH EXPLAINS WHY HE’S SPLITTING NEWS CORP

June 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch spent much of Thursday discussing his decision to split his News Corp media empire into two companies, one for entertainment, the other for newspaper and book publishing, but denied that it was “in any sense a reaction to anything in the U.K.” It was about as far as he would come to mentioning […]

EX-NEWS CORP EXEC CRIMINALLY CHARGED IN SCANDAL

May 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rebekah Brooks, who was once one of Rupert Murdoch’s closest associates — sometimes called his protégée — is among the first persons criminally charged in the scandal that has hit Murdoch’s newspaper business in Britain The Crown Prosecution Service — comparable to the U.S. Attorney General’s office — accused Brooks, the former head of News […]

DESPITE HACKING SCANDAL, NEWS CORP’S NET SURGES 47 PERCENT

May 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

associated with the British telephone hacking scandal that brought down its most profitable newspaper, The News of the World, but the company nevertheless reported a 47-percent surge in net income in its third quarter to $937 million versus $639 million for the same period a year ago. “Once again, News Corporation showed strong operational momentum […]

WILL SENATE COMMITTEE LAUNCH NEWS CORP PROBE?

May 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller has asked the Leveson committee, which has been investigating media ethics in the U.K. in general and those of News Corp in particular to provide him with any information it has developed about apparent improper activity by the media giant in the U.S. Rockefeller, who is chairman of the Senate […]

LAWYER SAYS MURDOCH TOLD “A SHAMEFUL LIE”

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Saying that Rupert Murdoch’s reference on Thursday to a lawyer at the now defunct News of the World taking charge of a cover-up of the newspaper’s telephone hacking “can only refer to me,” Tom Crone has denounced the allegation as “a shameful lie.” Crone also came to the defense of the newspaper’s former editor, Colin […]

MURDOCH BLAMES HIMSELF FOR NEWS CORP SCANDAL

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch has conceded that a cover-up took place at News International over the voicemail hacking by reporters for News of the World and that it was engineered by “one or two very strong characters.” He declined to name them “because for all I know they may be arrested yet.” After the cover-up was exposed […]

FOX NEWS “MOLE” IS RAIDED

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although nothing further has been heard from Joe Muto, the so-called Fox News mole, since Gawker.com published three relatively tame posts from him two weeks ago, Fox clearly is taking no chances that he may strike again. “I just got search warranted at 6:30am by a very polite crew from the DA’s office. Took my […]

JAMES MURDOCH BLAMES UNDERLINGS FOR HACKING COVER-UP

April 24, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

James Murdoch reiterated today (Tuesday) that subordinates intentionally kept him in the dark about the extent of voicemail hacking at News of the World, the now-defunct tabloid owned by his father’s News Corp conglomerate. Asked during an appearance in London before the Leveson committee’s investigation of British media ethics why the tabloid’s then-editor, Colin Myler, […]

RUPERT & JAMES MURDOCH TO BE GRILLED AGAIN

April 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch and son James are due to appear next week at the Leveson inquiry into British media ethics. In July they were also questioned by a parliamentary committee looking into the still-unfolding telephone hacking scandal that resulted in the Murdochs’ decision to shut down its highly profitable London weekly, News of the World. The […]

NEWS CORP ADMITS IT HAS BREACHED FCC OWNERSHIP RULE

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With News Corp undoubtedly facing increased regulatory scrutiny in the U.S. as the phone-hacking scandal expands in the U.K., the company is acting to correct a breach of FCC laws regarding foreign ownership. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the media conglomerate will likely suspend half the voting rights of foreign shareholders to […]

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