The Other 98%, a group loosely associated with Occupy Wall Street, is trying to raise enough cash to outbid Rupert Murdoch and the Koch brothers in their efforts to buy the Tribune Company, owner of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and The Baltimore Sun, among other newspapers.
So much for that digital experiment. News Corp. announced Monday that it will stop producing its tablet-only periodical The Daily on Dec. 15.
Over the weekend, Rupert Murdoch tweeted this to his followers: “Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?”
"Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain" offers a clear picture of the sordid relationship that existed between the Murdoch press, the police and senior politicians."Dial M for Murdoch" offers a clear picture of the sordid relationship that existed between the Murdoch press, the police and senior politicians.
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.
Members of the British Parliament had harsh words for the man at the top of News Corp., stating in a report that a proclivity for keeping himself in the dark about his employees' activities made him unfit to lead an international company.
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)
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).