Friday, December 6, 2019

GAWKER RUNS BRIAN WILLIAMS EMAIL; NBC “FREAKS OUT”

January 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It all began when Nick Denton, the founder of Gawker Media, a lively collection of gossipy blogs about the media, received a friendly email from Brian Williams, host of NBC Nightly News. Written on Sunday, Williams complained that Gawker’s coverage on weekends had been “allowed to go awfully fallow — and it was a fallow […]

ON TWITTER, MR. MURDOCH IS REAL; MRS. MURDOCH IS FAKE

January 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When Rupert Murdoch entered the realm of Twitter over the weekend, reporters immediately sought confirmation from News Corp that @rupertmurdoch was really the work of the media mogul. Yes, it was, the company confirmed. But when his wife, Wendi Deng, joined him on Twitter and began twitting him about some of his comments, no one […]

MURDOCH CLAN FIGHTING OVER HACKING SCANDAL

September 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A rift has developed in Rupert Murdoch’s family over the handling of the News of the World telephone hacking scandal. Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported on Friday that Elisabeth Murdoch walked out of a meeting of the Murdoch clan in London in July as her father and brothers James and Lachlan developed their “battle plan.” Meanwhile, […]