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SULZBERGER GIVES EX-BBC HEAD HIS BLESSING, DESPITE SCANDAL

October 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The New York Times‘s ombudsman may have expressed serious doubts about the qualifications of former BBC Director General Mark Thompson’s qualifications to become president and CEO of The New York Times Company in the wake of the Jimmy Savile sex scandal in the U.K., but Chairman/Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. apparently has none. In a message […]

THE WORST SCANDAL IN BBC’S HISTORY?

October 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Britain’s venerable BBC has been plunged into what its veteran foreign correspondent John Simpson has called “the worst crisis that I can remember in my nearly 50 years at the BBC.” Simpson makes the comment in a report due to air tonight (Monday) on the BBC’s late-night investigation program Panorama concerning allegations that editors and […]

ANTI-OBAMA FILMMAKER EMBROILED IN SCANDAL

October 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dinesh D’Souza, one of the most prominent “conservative values” advocates and the writer/director of the recent anti-Obama documentary 2016: Obama’s America has submitted his resignation as president and member of the faculty of King’s College amid allegations of improper extra-marital relations with a younger woman. According to the widely published rumors, D’Souza recently visited North […]

MURDOCH’S TOP LIEUTENANTS FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES

July 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The telephone-hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the U.K. escalated to new heights today (Tuesday) as Andy Coulson, Prime Minister David Cameron’s former spokesman, and Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News International, were notified that they would be charged with conspiracy to intercept communications. Prosecutors said that the alleged crimes were committed between […]

MURDOCH EXPLAINS WHY HE’S SPLITTING NEWS CORP

June 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch spent much of Thursday discussing his decision to split his News Corp media empire into two companies, one for entertainment, the other for newspaper and book publishing, but denied that it was “in any sense a reaction to anything in the U.K.” It was about as far as he would come to mentioning […]

NEWS CORP SCANDAL THREATENS BRITISH PRIME MINISTER

May 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Only weeks before he was appointed Culture Secretary with the remit to assess the consequences of Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take over complete ownership of BSkyB, the British satellite TV service, Jeremy Hunt sent a message to Prime Minister David Cameron urging that the government approve the deal. The message was disclosed today (Friday) during […]

WILL SENATE COMMITTEE LAUNCH NEWS CORP PROBE?

May 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller has asked the Leveson committee, which has been investigating media ethics in the U.K. in general and those of News Corp in particular to provide him with any information it has developed about apparent improper activity by the media giant in the U.S. Rockefeller, who is chairman of the Senate […]

INVESTOR STORM BUILDS AROUND MURDOCH

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A day of testimony about the telephone hacking scandal by James Murdoch and two days by his father, Rupert Murdoch, in which they acknowledged that they allowed subordinates to dupe them about the extent of the matter have riled News Corp shareholders. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Friday) that they are particularly concerned about how […]

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 […]

NEWS CORP ADMITS IT HAS BREACHED FCC OWNERSHIP RULE

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With News Corp undoubtedly facing increased regulatory scrutiny in the U.S. as the phone-hacking scandal expands in the U.K., the company is acting to correct a breach of FCC laws regarding foreign ownership. The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the media conglomerate will likely suspend half the voting rights of foreign shareholders to […]

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