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EX-NEWS CORP EXECS FACE OFFICIAL REPRIMAND

May 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Three executives who once held high positions at Rupert Murdoch’s News International, the umbrella company for News Corp’s British newspapers, are likely to be summoned to the bar of the House of Commons, where they are expected to receive a rare dressing-down for allegedly misleading Parliament over the phone-hacking scandal. They are Colin Myler, the […]

BRITISH MP’S CONDEMN LENO’S GOLDEN TEMPLE JOKE

January 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The international furor over Jay Leno’s use of a photo of a Hindu shrine in India for a gag about Mitt Romney’s wealth last week shows little sign of abating. On Thursday it reached the British parliament, with Labor Party MPs Virendra Sharma and John McDonnell introducing a motion asking the government to express “concern […]

MURDOCH COOLY DEFENDS HIMSELF

November 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Appearing before a parliamentary committee today (Thursday), James Murdoch maintained that he had not misled it during a previous appearance in July and appeared to accuse two former subordinates of doing the misleading. Appearing unperturbed by a succession of jibes directed at him by committee members, Murdoch, currently News Corp’s deputy COO, repeated what he […]

NEWS CORP HACKING PROBE RESUMES IN PARLIAMENT

October 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Dow Jones chief Les Hinton, who headed News International at the time that its News of the World tabloid was hacking into the voicemail of politicians and celebrities, was questioned by video hookup by a Parliamentary committee today about his knowledge of the illegal interceptions. In particularly members of the Commons Culture, Media and […]

MURDOCH BIOGRAPHER ACCUSES RUPERT OF LYING TO PARLIAMENT

July 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Michael Wolff, the author of the Rupert Murdoch biography The Man Who Owns the News, has accused Murdoch of lying to a Parliamentary committee last week when he stated that he had little involvement with the now-shuttered News of the World. In his testimony, Murdoch said: “The News of the World perhaps I lost sight […]

MURDOCH HEARING A YAWN — ESPECIALLY FOR MURDOCH

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Questioning of Rupert Murdoch and his son James by a Parliamentary committee was interrupted today (Tuesday) when a man in the public gallery advanced toward the elder Murdoch with a plate full of shaving cream, apparently attempting to humiliate him with a theatrical pie-in-the-face stunt. Seeing the man approaching her husband, Wendi Murdoch shot up […]

PARLIAMENT SUMMONS MURDOCH

July 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch, his son James, and Rebekah Brooks, head of News International, have received summonses to appear before Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport committee next Tuesday. While their appearances are not mandatory, several analysts suggested that their refusal to appear could only exacerbate their continuing embarrassment over the News of the World hacking scandal. Rupert […]

CAMERON CALLS ON PARLIAMENT TO REWRITE PRIVACY LAWS

April 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated that Parliament should take over the business of writing privacy laws that have recently been reinterpreted by British courts. His remarks, in an interview with the London Independent, came following a ruling this week that barred a woman from selling “intimate photographs” that she had taken of an […]

WERE N.Z. ACTORS HOBBLED BY HOBBIT DEAL?

October 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Union leaders in New Zealand were up in arms Friday (New Zealand time) over the deal struck between Warner Bros. executives and Prime Minister John Key that requires changes in the country’s labor laws to define film workers as independent contractors rather than employees. “That a foreign corporation can come into this country and demand […]

U.K. PRESS COMMISSION TO PROBE HACKERGATE

September 21, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s Press Complaints Commission said today (Tuesday) that it plans to reopen its inquiry into telephone hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid, News of the World. Referring to its own 2006 conclusion that the hacking was limited to one rogue reporter working with a private detective — who were convicted and jailed for the offense […]