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  • Murdoch v The Media Elite Lynch Mob = Dan Rather’s Revenge?

    07/12/2011 7:49:02 AM PDT · by sussex · 10 replies
    The Aged ^ | 12/07/11 | The Aged P
    So the appearance of this article by Tom Geoghegan on the BBC website “Rupert Murdoch:Could his US empire be affected?” should be ringing alarm bells for conservatives on both sides of the Atlantic. For this is not really about the rather shady ethics of a few phone hacking tabloid journalists.
  • New hacking allegations engulf Murdoch papers Rivals report intrusions on palace, ex-PM

    07/11/2011 11:04:56 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 8 replies ^ | 7.12.11 | Cassandra Vinograd
    LONDON - Rupert Murdoch’s media empire was besieged yesterday by accusations that two more of his British newspapers engaged in hacking, deception, and privacy violations that included accessing former prime minister Gordon Brown’s bank account information and stealing the medical records of his seriously ill baby son.
  • News Corp may be at risk for U.S. probe over bribery (Drudge: WILL OBAMA TARGET MURDOCH?)

    07/11/2011 5:33:31 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    Reuters US ^ | Mon Jul 11, 2011 | Jeremy Pelofsky and Carlyn Kolker
    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp could face probes by U.S. authorities for possibly violating bribery laws, compounding the media mogul's problems after a phone-hacking scandal in Britain. The Obama administration has significantly stepped up enforcement of anti-bribery laws in the last two years, winning big settlements from the likes of Daimler AG and BAE Systems Plc by focusing on bribes they paid to foreign officials to win lucrative contracts. Bribes for business have represented the bulk of these anti-bribery cases brought by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is unclear whether U.S. authorities would use scarce resources...
  • Selective Shamming

    07/10/2011 5:53:07 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/9/2011 | Mark Steyn
    Something rather weird happened in London last week. For some time, the Guardian, a liberal, broadsheet, “respectable” newspaper, has been hammering the News of the World, a populist, tabloid, low-life newspaper, over its employees’ penchant for “hacking” the phones of royals and celebrities — Prince Harry and Hugh Grant, for example. This isn’t as forensic as it sounds: Until recently, most British cellphones were sold with the default password set to either 0000 or 1234, and most customers never bothered to change it. But last Monday it emerged that the News of the World had also hacked into the telephone...
  • James Murdoch could face criminal charges on both sides of the Atlantic

    07/09/2011 1:25:17 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    James Murdoch and News Corp could face corporate legal battles on both sides of the Atlantic that involve criminal charges, fines and forfeiture of assets as the escalating phone-hacking scandal risks damaging his chances of taking control of Rupert Murdoch's US-based media empire.
  • Victory for the anti-Murdoch alliance as ‘phone-hacking’ scandal shuts UK tabloid

    07/08/2011 11:02:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | July 7, 2011 | Mike McNally
    Other than dedicated media watchers, readers in the United States will be at best only dimly aware of the “phone-hacking” scandal surrounding the News of the World, the UK Sunday tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News International, and said to be the most widely read newspaper in the English-speaking world. Well, you’ll be hearing a bit more about it over the next few days, as it’s been announced that the paper – known colloquially as the “News of the Screws” on account of its predilection for reporting on sex scandals involving politicians and celebrities – will close after this Sunday’s...
  • Murdoch Folds News Of The World Over Hacking

    07/07/2011 9:16:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Murdoch Folds News Of The World Over Hacking This Sunday's News Of The World will be the last ever issue of the tabloid, News International chairman James Murdoch has announced. He said this newspaper would not run any commercial adverts this weekend, adding the advertising space would be donated to causes and charities.
  • News of the World hacking row escalates(Murdoch newspaper scandal)

    07/05/2011 10:01:37 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/5/2011 | BBC
    New allegations have emerged of payments to the police as the row around the News of the World escalates. The paper's owners have passed to the police e-mails which appear to show that payments were authorised by the then editor, Andy Coulson. It comes as a solicitor representing some of the relatives of people who died in the 7/7 bombings says families may have been victims of hacking. MP's will hold an emergency debate in the House of Commons later. BBC business editor Robert Preston says the e-mail disclosure was "a significant development." He said it had an important political...
  • Rupert Murdoch's media empire reveals unprecedented $8+ TRILLION SEC scandal

    06/21/2011 6:34:54 PM PDT · by dead · 28 replies ^ | June 21, 2011 | Timothy Barello
    Several days ago, Steven Jones of Dow Jones Newswires – a News Corporation company – broke what may be the story of the Millennium, literally. According to 69 recent SEC filings that have now “vanished”, a Texan by the name of Johnny Earl Satterwhite claims to hold over $8 trillion in public companies like Microsoft, Exxon Mobil and City National Bank, among others. Jones also obtained documents that show Satterwhite falsely warranting his ownership of almost one trillion shares in Microsoft. This is 100% impossible, as Jones brilliantly notes... that's more than the 8.4 billion shares Microsoft has issued in...
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies ^ | June 12, 2011 |
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • Al Gore Denounces Rupert Murdoch's 'Abuse of Power' (Current TV gets bumped in Italy)

    05/19/2011 12:04:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | 5/19/11 | Adam Martin
    Al Gore Denounces Rupert Murdoch's 'Abuse of Power'By Adam Martin 01:03 PM ET Al Gore and Rupert Murdoch have never been best friends, but now they're locked in a very public clash, at the root of which sits Keith Olbermann, who recently joined Gore's Current TV. Gore took a swipe at Murdoch in the press today, telling the Guardian that it was an "abuse of power" for the News Corporation magnate to force his left-leaning Current TV off the air in Italy because it didn't fit his "idealogical agenda." Current got the abrupt word three weeks ago that the digital...
  • Sarah Palin is surprise guest at White House Correspondents’ weekend parties

    04/30/2011 5:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post's Reliable Source ^ | April 30, 2011 | Roxanne Roberts and Amy Argetsinger
    And you thought this weekend was going to be all about Donald Trump! Probably only one other lightening-rod VIP could have stolen the mogul’s buzz in the pro-am zeitgeist tournament known as the White House Correspondents’ weekend, and darned if she didn’t pull a surprise appearance. You betcha, she did. Sarah Palin walked into the Georgetown home of Mark Ein shortly before noon Saturday to dazzle a brunch crowd of Washington insiders and visiting luminaries. Black bell-sleeved summer dress, shiny hair. She and a clean-shaven Todd Palin posed for a few photos with hosts Wendi Murdoch and Susan Axelrod, then...

    04/30/2011 11:41:04 AM PDT · by onyx · 141 replies · 1+ views
    politico ^ | 4/30/2011 | AMIE PARNES
    Guess who came to brunch? The hockey mom herself, Sarah Palin, attended Tammy Haddad's annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner brunch on Saturday. The former vice presidential candidate was immediately enveloped by a large crowd on a patio after making her entrance with Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren. Palin spent some time posing for pictures with both Dems and R's alike. About an hour later, she took off with Van Susteren.
  • Soros: Murdoch is the real 'puppetmaster'

    02/21/2011 10:18:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/21/11 | Ben Smith
    The billionaire George Soros responded for the first time, I think, to Glenn Beck's sustained assault on him in an interview (above) with Fareed Zakaria, suggesting that Beck accuses him of being, in effect, Fox chief Rupert Murdoch. "I would be amused if people saw the joke in it — because what he is doing , he is projecting what Fox, what Rupert Muroch is doing," Soros said of a Beck allegation that he is the "puppetmaster" of a media empire. Murdoch "has a media empire that is telling the people some
  • All The "Daily" Details Leaked (Murdoch's Hoped-For Salvation To Stave Off MSM Extinction)

    02/02/2011 8:46:03 AM PST · by lbryce · 27 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | February 2, 2011 | Staff
    Just minutes before the presentation, here are all the details of Murdoch's The Daily iPad newspaper, sent by Rupert himself. $40 will get you a subscription to 365 days of these contents: Updating live • Over 100 pages of original news, life, entertainment, opinion and sports-every single day of the year • Original video content • A selection of articles read aloud • 360 degree photos you can explore by swiping • Immersive photography • Interactive charts, info-graphics and clickable ‘hot spots' • The option to save articles to read later • Web-friendly versions of articles you can share via...
  • Fox News' Roger Ailes: "Tone it Down"

    01/10/2011 9:57:18 PM PST · by pissant · 81 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/10/11 | Stephanie Condon
    In the wake of the tragic shooting in Tuscon, Ariz. that left six dead and 14 injured, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Fox News President Roger Ailes is saying that his network and others in politics and the media need to "tone it down." In an interview with Russell Simmons, published today by Simmons' website Global Grind, Ailes addressed the tragedy and the partisan rhetoric some say is to blame for the incident. Ailes to some extent defended Sarah Palin's use of crosshairs imagery during the 2010 campaign, arguing that such rhetoric was not uncommon in politics. Palin has come under...
  • A prediction for 2012: Sarah Palin will toss her hat in the ring (Bucket needed)

    12/15/2010 11:11:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 15, 2010 | Todd Huffman
    I'm going out on a very short limb with a prediction for the new year: Sarah Palin will announce later in the coming year her intention to seek the GOP nomination for the presidency in 2012. And, oh, how the talking heads will talk, for days on end, upstaging disasters natural and man-made. The world will watch in amazement as this femme of Facebook, this whiz of Twitter, this marionette of Murdoch who has become the Paris Hilton of politics – famous for being famous and little more – will hijack endless hours of broadcast media and spill the ink...
  • Murdoch, Rothschild invest in Israeli shale oil (up to 300 billion barrels of recoverable oil)

    12/15/2010 11:39:54 PM PST · by ChicagoHebrew · 35 replies · 2+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/22/2010 | AMIRAM BARKAT
    Lord Jacob Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch have invested in an Israeli venture to produce oil from bituminous-bearing rock (shale) in the Elah Valley in the Judean Hills. Last week, they acquired 11 percent in equal shares of Genie Energy Corporation unit Genie Oil and Gas Inc. for a total of $11 million. Genie Energy, a subsidiary of IDT Corporation, is the parent company (89%) of Israel Energy Initiatives Ltd., which holds an exclusive shale-oil exploration and production license covering 238 square miles in the Adulam district, which is between Beit Shemesh and Beit Guvrin. The company believes its shale-oil cracking...
  • A Martyr for the Cause? (Geert Wilders trial & sneering Prince Al Alweed)

    10/06/2010 6:50:17 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 16 replies
    Sky News ^ | 10-6-2010 | Alex rossi
    There’s a big media turnout for the trail of the controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders. The platinum blonde anti-Islam fighter is on trial in Amsterdam for inciting racial hatred.
  • Rupert Murdoch Calls for Amnesty for 'Law-Abiding' Illegal Immigrants (w/Video)

    09/30/2010 1:39:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 30, 2010 | Edwin Mora
    ( -- News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch said he supports amnesty for “law abiding” illegal immigrants because as legal residents they can help the nation’s economy by adding to “our tax base.” He also said he supports securing the border to prevent more illegal immigrants from entering the United States.At a hearing on Thursday before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law, Murdoch testified, “I joined Mayor [Michael] Bloomberg in organizing the Partnership for a New American Economy because I believe that all Americans should have a vital interest in fixing our broken...