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PARLIAMENTARY PANEL: MURDOCH NOT FIT TO RUN NEWS CORP

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After a months-long probe of the hacking scandal that rocked Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, a British parliamentary panel today (Tuesday) issued its final report, which included the unforeseen conclusion that Rupert Murdoch is “not a fit person” to run the company. The Commons Committee on Culture, Media and Sport had been expected to criticize some […]

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 […]

INVESTOR STORM BUILDS AROUND MURDOCH

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A day of testimony about the telephone hacking scandal by James Murdoch and two days by his father, Rupert Murdoch, in which they acknowledged that they allowed subordinates to dupe them about the extent of the matter have riled News Corp shareholders. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Friday) that they are particularly concerned about how […]

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 […]

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 […]

JAMES MURDOCH RESIGNS AS CHAIRMAN OF BSKYB

April 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Murdoch, the embattled son of News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch,has stepped down from his post as chairman of the British TV satellite service BSkyB, saying that he did not want the company to be “undermined by matters outside the scope of this company.” He acknowledged that his chairmanship of the company “could become a […]

JAMES MURDOCH QUITS NEWS INTERNATIONAL BOARD

March 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Murdoch, who, as chairman of News International, had been the public face of his father Rupert’s newspaper business in the U.K. as scandal engulfed it beginning in 2009, has removed himself from the unit’s board. The announcement comes just weeks after he had resigned as chairman. Although he will now focus his attention on […]

ANOTHER MURDOCH PAPER CAUGHT IN SCANDAL — THE LONDON TIMES

March 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite repeated assertions by News Corp executives, including James Murdoch, the former chairman of News International, which oversees the company’s British newspapers, that it intends to be “transparent” with the investigators probing the hacker scandal, yet another Murdoch-owned newspaper has been tainted by revelations of apparent cover-up of criminal conduct. Appearing before the inquiry on […]

JAMES MURDOCH SAYS HACKERGATE DIDN’T FORCE HIM TO STEP DOWN

March 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

James Murdoch has apologized but has accepted no blame for the telephone hacking scandal at the London newspapers overseen by News International, the News Corp unit that he headed at the time. “Clearly, with the benefit of hindsight, I acknowledge that wrongdoing should have been uncovered earlier,” Murdoch said in a seven-page letter to a […]

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