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News of the World Hacking Trial: Brooks Cleared, Coulson Guilty

Rebekah Brooks is officially off the hook. For those who might not know, or might have lost track of this story in the whirl of the spin cycle, Brooks is the former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World tabloid in the United Kingdom.

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News of the World Kept Safe of Unpublished Stories

England’s Central Criminal Court has learned that the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper—which closed after revelations of a phone hacking scandal—kept a “legendary safe” where “all sorts of stories [about rich and famous people] were buried.”

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Murdoch Caught on Tape

A secret audio recording reveals News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch criticizing the investigation into allegations of phone hacking by former journalists for his now-defunct News of the World paper, the BBC reports.

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The Leveson Inquiry

Regulatory Outcome of British Press Inquiry Uncertain (Video)

At the end of a yearlong investigation into the conduct of British newspapers, the lead inspector fell short of calling for the establishment of a body to police the media industry. Instead, an “independent” entity should be directed to overhaul the organization by which the press regulates itself, he said.

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Maybe British Newspapers Are So Awful They Need to Be Regulated

Will Hutton, writing in The Observer, says the “precious freedom of speech of an individual is different from the freedom of speech of a media corporation with its capacity to manipulate the opinions of millions.”

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Murdoch’s News Corp. Fails a Public Interest Test

“Allowing media power to be concentrated in the hands of a few multibillionaires will impoverish society,” says Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, who offers a seven-question test for whether a media organization is a potential menace to the public.

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Official Murdoch Denouncement Makes Waves on American Shores

The declaration by British MPs on Tuesday that Rupert Murdoch exercised “willfull blindness” about phone hacking at The News of the World and is “not a fit person” to run a major international company has prompted the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington to ask the FCC to revoke the 27 Fox broadcast licenses that News Corp. holds in the U.S.

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Ex-Murdoch Executive and Her Husband Arrested in Hacking Inquiry

Former News International chief Rebekah Brooks and her husband were among six people arrested early Tuesday and questioned regarding possible interference with the investigation into the ongoing News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

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Junior Murdoch Splits for the Big Apple

Londoners will get the chance to say bon voyage to James Murdoch as he flees his embattled role as chairman of the crisis-ridden News International to oversee News Corp.’s television operations from a Manhattan office.

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Journalists, Cop Arrested in U.K. Corruption Investigation

Without warning Saturday morning, Scotland Yard picked up four current and former senior Sun journalists and one active police officer in connection with ongoing investigations into alleged exchanges of cash and information between cops and the paper’s reporters. Police said the arrests had nothing to do with the investigation into phone hacking by News of the World journalists.

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Murdoch Loses $27 Million Contract With N.Y. Schools

In the long wake of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, New York state has scrapped a controversial $27 million deal between Rupert Murdoch’s Wireless Generation subsidiary and the state’s Education Department. (more)

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A History of Rupert Murdoch

This brief history of Rupert Murdoch by Bruce Page, author of the book “The Murdoch Archipelago,” originally ran in 2009 as a straightforward antidote to Michael Wolff’s “sycophantic” (in Page’s view) 2008 book on the international media mogul, “The Man Who Owns the News.” Pictured above, Rupert’s father, Sir Keith Murdoch. (more)

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Rupert Murdoch Doesn’t Eat Humble Pie

“People say that Australia has given two people to the world,” Julian Assange told me in London recently, “Rupert Murdoch and me.”

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The Phone Hacking Scandal by the Numbers

The U.K.’s phone hacking scandal seems to keep getting bigger, with more revelations, resignations and arrests. Here’s a quick breakdown of some important stats in the scandal so far.

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Keith Olbermann, John Dean Preview Rupert Murdoch Testimony

Rupert and James Murdoch will face the British Parliament on Tuesday, and John Dean (above) thinks the elder tycoon may not be used to the pressure: “I think that this is the first time that Murdoch has ever been in this kind of atmosphere where people can push him to answer ... questions he might not want to address.”

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News of the World Figure Found Dead

Sean Hoare, the former News of the World correspondent who was the first member of Andy Coulson’s staff to claim the editor knew of phone hacking by his reporters, was found dead in his home Monday. (more)

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Scotland Yard Chief Quits, Ex-Editor Arrested in Hacking Case

Sir Paul Stephenson, head of London’s Metropolitan Police Service—commonly known as Scotland Yard—resigned Sunday just hours after police arrested former editor Rebekah Brooks in the Murdoch hacking scandal.

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California Prisoners Do or Die

Prisoners all over California continue a hunger strike despite nearing death; “Sister Wives” reality TV show stars fight the anti-polygamy law; and economists have resorted to capital bribery to resuscitate the American job market. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 READ MORE



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Murdoch’s Officers Jump the Deck

Les Hinton, chairman of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, and Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper operations, both resigned Friday over connections to the now-defunct News of the World’s recent phone hacking scandal… (more)

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Murdochs Agree to Testify in U.K., FBI Launches Probe

The News Corp. scandal that has already claimed one major entity in the Murdochian media empire—that would be News of the World—isn’t showing signs of dropping from the headlines anytime soon. On Thursday, mogul Rupert Murdoch and scion James agreed to face members of Britain’s Parliament ...

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Ink-Stained Wretch

Rupert Murdoch’s international media group, News Corp., abandoned efforts to acquire British satellite broadcasting company BSkyB amid an outburst of official and public censure after it came to light that associated journalists spied on mobile phone conversations and bribed police officers to cover it up. (more)

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Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Jobs, Budget, Murdoch, Space

This week the Labor Department reported that employers added a mere 18,000 jobs in June, and that the unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent. The news is a blow to all who were hopeful that the nation’s economic recovery was gaining speed.

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Hacking Scandal Leads to British Tabloid’s Demise

There might have been a changing of the guard among the top editors at the News of the World in recent months, but the British tabloid, part of the Murdoch family media dynasty, is going off the presses for good this weekend after a hacking scandal ... (more)

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 READ MORE


Fake Sheikh
From georgegalloway.com

‘Fake Sheikh’ Reporter Gets Taste of His Own Medicine

Mazher Mahmood, a British reporter who dresses up as a wealthy Arab businessman to entrap high-profile victims in sting operations, has been publicly outed by a member of Parliament.

  • N.Y. Times story
  • Fake Sheikh’ home page (created by the M.P.)
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