Tuesday, July 14, 2020

LAWYER: HACKER SCANDAL IS “MURDOCH’S WATERGATE”

April 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

(Updated) In an extraordinary about-face, Rupert Murdoch’s News International — the umbrella group for his British news operations — has admitted that reporters for its Sunday tabloid, the News of the World, hacked into the voicemails of at least eight celebrities and politicians who are suing the paper. On Sunday, News of the World published […]

THE WASHINGTON POST EDITORIALLY BLASTS FAIR GAME

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

One month after it was released, Summit Entertainment’s Fair Game has become fair game for the Washington Post. Generally regarded by conservatives as a bully pulpit of the left, the Post editorially accused the filmmakers of engaging in “Hollywood myth-making.” It went on: “Hollywood has a habit of making movies about historical events without regard […]

IS U.K. HACKING SCANDAL MURDOCH’S WATERGATE?

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

British columnists and media experts were suggesting Tuesday that the allegations that journalists at Britain’s News of the World routinely hacked into the telephone conversations of celebrities and politicians could become for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp the kind of devastating scandal Watergate was for the Nixon administration. The scandal, which ratcheted up several notches on […]

LEGENDARY RADIO-TV NEWSMAN DANIEL SCHORR DEAD AT 93

July 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Daniel Schorr, the last surviving member of “Murrow’s Boys,” the legendary team of watchdog journalists who were brought together at CBS by Edward R. Murrow after World War II, died Friday of a brief, undisclosed illness at the age of 93. Active to the very end, his final commentary was broadcast on July 10th on […]