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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 […]

SUN REPORTERS TERRIFIED THEY’LL BE ARRESTED NEXT

February 15, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Last weekend’s arrests of five top journalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s daily tabloid The Sun have struck fear into the staffs of all three Murdoch newspapers in the U.K., The Sun, The Times of London, and The Sunday Times. News International, the umbrella group for the newspapers, has acknowledged that evidence gathered by its own […]

REPORTERS AT U.K. FIGHT BACK — AT MURDOCH AND POLICE

February 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As the Scotland Yard investigation began looking into the possibility that Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper attempted to bribe and otherwise corrupt public officials in order to obtain information for exposés, personnel at the newspaper have begun to fight back. Referring to the arrest of five top journalists at the paper — Britain’s largest — over […]

MURDOCH ROCKED BY NEW SCANDAL

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch was reportedly flying to London on Sunday following the latest bombshell in the continuing scandal involving his British newspapers — the arrest of five senior journalists at The Sun, Britain’s largest circulating daily newspaper (2.7 million copies). They included the newspaper’s deputy editor, chief reporter, chief foreign correspondent, picture editor, and a reporter. […]

MURDOCH KEPT OUT OF THE LOOP OVER ARRESTS AT SUN (Updated)

January 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch has still made no mention in his almost daily tweets about the surprise early-morning arrests on Saturday of four journalists, including two senior editors, working for his London daily, The Sun — and today’s (Tuesday) Guardian newspaper suspects it knows why he has remained silent: Neither Murdoch and his son James, nor News […]

FOUR MORE NEWS CORP REPORTERS ARRESTED

January 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Opening a new phase in the investigation that began with allegations of voicemail hacking by reporters for the now defunct London tabloid News of the World, police on Saturday arrest four current and former reporters for the Sun, another London newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch. A serving police officer was also arrested as Scotland Yard […]

NEWS CORP SCANDAL WIDENS; BRIBERY NOW ALLEGED

January 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

News Corp has admitted that a former editor who worked for its News of the World and London Sun newspapers in the U.K. ordered a reporter in 2009 to bribe a female prison guard in order to get information about a child killer. Bloomberg News reported today (Thursday) that the editor, Matt Nixson, was subsequently […]

BROTHER OF DEAD NEWS CORP WHISTLEBLOWER DEFENDS HIS NAME

December 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The brother of one of the principal whistleblowers in News Corp’s phone-hacking scandal has testified that efforts by Rupert Murdoch’s organization to discredit him led to his death. In a statement to the Leveson inquiry into press ethics in the U.K., Stuart Hoare, the brother of Sean Hoare, who went on the record in a […]

NEWS CORP SCANDAL SPREADS TO SECOND NEWSPAPER

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Bringing to mind Watergate figure John Dean’s warning to Richard Nixon that the political scandal represented a “cancer on the presidency,” Scotland Yard has arrested a veteran editor of the London Sun on “suspicion of corruption.” It was the 17th arrest made in connection with the growing scandal that continues to threaten Rupert Murdoch’s media […]

GOSSIP MONGER LEARNS HIS PHONE WAS HACKED

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

One of Britain’s most notorious gossip mongers says he was shocked when Scotland Yard informed him that his phone had been hacked by The News of the World reporters. Kelvin MacKenzie, writing in Spectator magazine, said that the pin number of his mobile phone was so complicated that the reporters “must have had inside help […]

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