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DID MEET THE PRESS BREAK D.C. GUN LAW?

December 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Meet the Press host David Gregory was reportedly being investigated by police after displaying a high-capacity ammunition magazine during Sunday’s edition of the interview show. Such magazines are banned in Washington D.C., where the program originates. During an interview on the program with Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the National Rifle Association, Gregory held up […]

DID THE SUN PUT POLICE AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS ON RETAINER?

February 16, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

In the ever-metastasizing scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the U.K., several rival papers in the U.K. today (Thursday) reported that public officials and police officers were paid retainers by Murdoch’s News International to feed reporters with exclusive information. One unnamed source told the Financial Times, “This is not about sources or expenses. This is […]

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 […]

DIRECTOR VON TRIER SAYS HE’S SHUTTING UP

October 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Lars Von Trier was clearly joking during a news conference at the Cannes Film Festival last May when he remarked that he had always believed that he had been born a Jew (“I was very happy being a Jew”) but that his mother had told him on her deathbed that his father may have been […]

NEWS CORP EXEC BACKS OFF FROM EARLIER CLAIM

April 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

News International CEO Rebekah Brooks maintains that her testimony to a committee of Parliament in 2003, when she was the editor of the London Sun, that police had been paid for information was misinterpreted. In a letter to the Home Affairs committee, which had asked her to provide details about such payments, Brooks said that […]

OSCAR NOMINEE SUSANNAH YORK DEAD AT 72

January 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

British actress Susannah York, who was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar in 1969 for They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and appeared in dozens of films and television shows on both sides of the Atlantic during her career, has died of cancer in London at age 72. In 1968 she co-starred with Beryl Reid […]