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WALL STREET JOURNAL DEFENDS PARENT IN SCANDAL

July 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In an extraordinary defense of the Murdoch media empire, the News Corp-owned Wall Street Journal editorialized today (Monday): “Phone-hacking is illegal, and it is up to British authorities to enforce their laws. If Scotland Yard failed to do so adequately when the hacking was first uncovered several years ago, then that is more troubling than […]

CHICKEN LITTLE WAS RIGHT: THE BSKYB (DEAL) IS FALLING

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch may have shut down his 168-year-old London tabloid, the News of the World, over the weekend, but the scandal that had consumed the newspaper continued to burn in other parts of his media empire. Most significantly it appears to have doomed Murdoch’s bid to acquire the 61 percent of satellite broadcaster BSkyB that […]