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EX-NEWS INTERNATIONAL CHIEF DEFIANT AFTER BEING CRIMINALLY CHARGED

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The former head of News International, the umbrella group for News Corp’s British newspapers, lashed out at authorities on Tuesday after she was formally charged with perverting the course of justice by allegedly attempting to conceal information about telephone hacking and bribing police and other public officials by reporters and editors working for NI’s 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 […]

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 […]

REPORTS: CRIMINAL CHARGES IN U.K. HACKING SCANDAL ABOUT TO BE FILED

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Although some 43 arrests have been conducted in connection with the voicemail-hacking scandal that has rocked Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, no criminal charges against anyone have yet been filed. However, published reports on Tuesday indicated that several of the suspects are about to be charged, possibly as early as this week. Keir Starmer, head of […]

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 […]

FORMER NEWS INTERNATIONAL CHIEF QUESTIONED AGAIN BY POLICE

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rebekah Brooks, once regarded as the most powerful woman in the British news media, was questioned by police again today (Thursday) purportedly about new evidence of illegal activity turned over to them by News Corp’s management and standards committee. Brooks was arrested last week on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, a […]

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