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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 […]

WHY HAS MURDOCH RETURNED ARRESTED REPORTERS TO WORK?

February 21, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Tom Watson, the Labor MP who has spearheaded the investigation into allegedly unethical and illegal activities by journalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers in the U.K., has raised questions about Murdoch’s decision to allow the 10 reporters working for The Sun who were arrested in connection with the scandal to return to work. In a […]

HACKING SCANDAL SPREADS TO LONDON TIMES

February 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On his Twitter posts, Rupert Murdoch has remained oddly silent about the latest developments involving News Corp’s hacking scandal(s) in the U.K. While mentioning the latest market moves by Facebook and Google and remarking, “Things are buzzing,” Murdoch today (Friday) said nothing at all about the buzz over reports on Thursday that a crucial email exchange […]

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 […]

I SPIED FOR NEWS OF THE WORLD, SAYS BRITISH PRIVATE EYE

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A former Scotland Yard police officer-turned private detective has admitted that he tailed more than 90 celebrities and politicians for the now-defunct News of the World over a period of eight years. Derek Webb told the BBC that his targets included Prince William, Chelsy Davy (Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend), former U.K. attorney general Lord Goldsmith, Angelina […]

MURDOCH FACES SHAREHOLDER STORM OVER HACKING (Updated)

October 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch responded to shareholder anger today over the recent scandals that have plagued his vast media conglomerate News Corp. Referring to the telephone hacking of celebrities and politicians practiced by his now-shuttered News of the World tabloid, Murdoch said, ”I promise you we will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of this […]

WILL HACKERGATE COST MURDOCH BSKYB?

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Labor MP Tom Watson, who has been leading the attack in Britain’s Parliament on News Corp and its British subsidiary News International over the phone hacking charges, has lashed out at Rupert Murdoch, his son James, and the News Corp brass and has suggested that their license to operate BSkyB, the country’s largest commercial broadcaster, […]

WHEN DID NEWS CORP EXECS LEARN ABOUT HACKING?

September 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The telephone-hacking saga involving Rupert Murdoch’s News International, the umbrella group for his British news operations, took a new twist today (Thursday) when the London Independent disclosed that “up to a dozen” executives of N.I. were made aware by police as far back as 2006 that phone hacking at the now defunct News of the […]

A SMOKING GUN IN NEWS CORP’S HACKERGATE SCANDAL?

August 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Evidence that would appear to suggest that senior executives of Rupert Murdoch’s British news subsidiary News International (NI), including his son James, had engaged in a massive cover-up of the voicemail hacking scandal since at least 2007 was published today (Tuesday) by the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. The evidence includes a […]

WILL HACKERGATE BECOME MURDOCH’S WATERGATE?

July 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

One day after Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp shut down the 168-year-old News of the World, its most profitable newspaper, following allegations of illegal snooping by a private detective and reporters working for it, it appeared that the company had not shut down the scandal. Indeed, Prime Minister David Cameron said today (Friday) that police were […]

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