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BOOK: NEWS CORP TRIED TO INTIMIDATE U.K. LAWMAKERS

April 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After a parliamentary committee began investigating allegations of telephone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World in 2010, the then-editor of the paper, Colin Myler, instructed its reporters to “find out everything you can about every single member,” Labor MP Tom Watson told a news conference in London’today (Thursday). Watson, who spearheaded the investigation […]

NEWS CORP HACKING SCANDAL HITS U.S. SHORES

April 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The telephone hacking scandal that has disrupted Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp operations in Britain is being carried to his front door in the U.S. British lawyer Mark Lewis, who represents several figures who claim that they were victims of the hacking — and whose own voicemails were hacked by a private detective and a reporter […]

U.K. LAWMAKERS SEEK TO LOCK DOOR ON ANOTHER MURDOCH BID FOR BSKYB

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Leaders of Britain’s opposition Labor Party are attempting to line up multipartisan support for a measure that would block News Corp from renewing its bid to acquire full ownership of BSkyB, the satellite broadcaster that it presently controls, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Monday). The new law would impose a public interest test on new […]

ANOTHER EX-NEWS CORP EXEC ARRESTED

August 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

An eleventh arrest has been made in Britain’s telephone hacking scandal. This time it’s the former managing editor of News of the World, Stuart Kuttner, who was described by Britain’s Guardian newspaper on Tuesday as “the public face” of the now-shuttered News Corp tabloid. He had agreed to be questioned by Scotland Yard on Tuesday […]

NEWS CORP SCANDAL HITS U.S. AS WALL ST. JOURNAL CHIEF QUITS

July 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Les Hinton, CEO of Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal and the Dow Jones news service resigned today (Friday), becoming the first high-profile casualty in America of the continued scandal stemming from allegations of telephone hacking by the now-shuttered News of the World. Hinton had headed News International, the umbrella group for News Corp’s British newspapers, […]

HUGH GRANT BUGS THE BUGGER

April 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Actor Hugh Grant secretly recorded a conversation with the former features editor of Rupert Murdoch’s London tabloid, the News of the World, and, in so doing, learned that his voicemail had been accessed by the paper’s reporters. In an article written for New Statesman magazine, Grant has disclosed how, wearing a hidden microphone, he had […]