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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 […]

DID DEPUTY MAYOR OF LONDON TRY TO STYMIE HACKING PROBE?

March 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Last April, Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor of London and the chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority (Scotland Yard), met with the then police commissioner — equivalent to the chief of police — and purportedly urged him to downsize his investigation into alleged voicemail hacking by reporters working for News of the World, the now-defunct tabloid […]

FIGHTING TABLOIDS EXPENSIVE, CELEBRITIES SAY

December 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Several British celebrities appearing today (Monday) before the Leveson inquiry into the ethics of the media described the enormous legal costs involved in trying to protect themselves against reporters who invade their privacy. TV comedian Steve Coogan noted that newspapers were insured against lawsuits but that their victims had to gamble huge sums in hopes […]