Posting History for Murdochgate
|Murdochgate: Five Buggers Sentenced UPDATED: More charges on way?
Last week's acquittal of Rebekah Brooks was spun by the Murdoch press as vindicating the News of the World (NoW). The Sun, its sister weekday paper which started a Sunday edition to replace the ...
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|Murdochgate: FBI Examining 80,000 Emails from NewsCorp NYC's Servers
From a piece in The Daily Beast , co-written by Peter Jukes, a.k.a. Brit , and titled, 'Rupert Murdoch's Trouble Has Only Just Begun' : It can now be reported that the FBI has copies of at least 80,...
|Murdochgate: Tony Blair Advised Rebekah Brooks & Rupert Murdoch re Hacking Scandal
What the?? From The New York Times : Mr. Blair, the former prime minister of Britain, offered to act as an “unofficial adviser” to Mr. Murdoch and to Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Mr. ...
|Piers Morgan Questioned by Police
Things have been very quiet on the phone hacking diary front for the last couple of months. The trials are in progress, and people on the UK side of the water are very wary of discussing things that ...
|Murdochgate: Brooks Knew of Over 100 Hacking Victims in 2006 UPDATED x1 Crone Re-arrested?
Can an entire diary be based on a single tweet? When it's from Brit , who's live-tweeting the Hackgate trial, the answer is yes: BREAKING: Crone email to Coulson says Brooks knew over 100 victims ...
|Murdochgate: Our Own Brit Blazes a New Trial
as well as a New Trail. Is this a new innovation in Journalism? As most people here already know, our very own Kossack, Brit, has been giving us a brilliant perspective on the Rupert Murdoch ...
|Murdochgate: Brooks & Coulson Affair + Mulcaire Invoice Marked 'Milly Dowler Messages' UPDATED x4
From Reuters : Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, two former editors of Rupert Murdoch's now defunct News of the World tabloid, were having an affair at the time their reporters are accused of ...
|Murdochgate: 3 Successive Ex-News of the World Senior Editors + Mulcaire ALL Plead Guilty UPDATED x3
From The Guardian: Three former News of the World employees have pleaded guilty to phone hacking charges, an Old Bailey jury was told this afternoon, as part of the opening of the trial of Rebekah ...
|Murdoch: The Brooks/Coulson trial commences
In the last few minutes the Prosecution has commenced its case in the News of the World phone hacking case. Eight members of News Internationals staff are up in court 12, although one will only be ...
|Murdoch & Fox News Engaged In Sockpuppet PR Campaign To Counter Bloggers
While this should come as no surprise it is good that this story is getting some media attention and helping focus more attention on the corporate PR/Sockpuppet campaign to discredit liberals or to ...
|Murdochgate: Sen. Rockefeller Went to UK to Collect News Corp Bribery/Hacking Evidence + Brit Update
h/t to AnnetteK for finding this. From The Telegraph : The Daily Telegraph can disclose that Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the influential Senate Commerce Committee, visited News Corp’s London ...
|MURDOCHGATE - Big News
[The Independent has just posted a story that makes for extremely interesting reading.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/exclusive-met-investigating-rupert-murdoch-firm-news-international-as-...
|Rupert Murdoch "Regrets"
Those of you following the Murdoch saga will recall there was recently a "hoist with his own petard" moment when a journalist taped him addressing his News International staff in London. He appeared ...
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|Murdochgate: UK Parliament Demands Immediate Explanation From Rupert re His Secret Tape Comments
From The Daily Mail : Rupert Murdoch has been challenged by MPs to explain his secretly recorded comments criticising the ‘totally incompetent’ police inquiries into phone hacking and corrupt ...
|Murdochgate: Rupert Faces Possible US Charge of Lying to Law Enforcement + 5 Years in Jail
From The Telegraph : Rupert Murdoch could face criminal charges in America after he was secretly filmed telling journalists at his newspapers that bribing police officers for stories was “the ...
|Murdochgate: Rupert Ordered to Appear Before Parliament Again UPDATED x1 Police Also Investigating
From Reuters : British lawmakers said on Tuesday they would recall media mogul Rupert Murdoch to clarify evidence he gave to them last year after he was secretly recorded belittling a police ...
|Rupert Murdoch Had A Bad 4th of July
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/05/world/europe/uk-broadcaster-says-murdoch-criticized-hacking-investigators.html Rupert Murdoch is having a ...
|Murdoch: The Court case rumbles closer
The final pre-trial maneuverings have concluded in the News Of the World phone hacking cases. five of the defendents were arguing that if people had already listened to the voicemail messages before ...
|Murdoch: Action in the US (updated)
For over a Year now, people have been asking when civil court cases would happen in the ongoing Phone Hacking fun coming from the UK Murdoch enterprise. People have come to the assumption that if ...
|Murdochgate: Rupert Allegedly Caught on Tape Admitting to Bribery and Cover-Up
From Private Eye : IN MARCH Rupert Murdoch met several of the Sun journalists who have been arrested over allegations of paying public officials. The way they were being treated by police, he told ...
|Rupert Murdoch Files For Divorce
From Deadline.com : EXCLUSIVE: New Corp chairman/CEO Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from wife Wendi Deng Murdoch, Deadline has learned. The filing was just made this morning in New York State ...
|Murdochgate: Another Corrupted Policeman Jailed
A (now ex-)police sergeant has been jailed for 10 months for taking the Murdoch shilling in exchange for leaking confidential information. He had previously plead guilty to the charge of "misconduct ...
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|The twilight of the Murdoch Post
Rupert Murdoch's New York Post has been the most conservative major newspaper in New York state for decades. The Murdoch Post has been a cheerleader, in its news and editorial pages, for right-wing ...
|Murdoch: Another court day.
After yesterdays Roundup today we had people in court. All the main people who had already been charged were now at the point in the process where they must Plead. All were there apart from a ...
|Murdoch: The cases continue
Much happening in the ongoing Murdoch mania. Firstly, News International has de-listed itself from the London Stock Exchange, an action that may be mere housekeeping or may presage the next round ...
|Murdochgate: Rupert's Dark Arts Empire Grew From A Single Brutal Murder UPDATED x2
Today, British Home Secretary Theresa May announced the reopening of the famous 1987 Daniel Morgan murder case. He was a private investigator found in a car park with an axe through the head. A ...
|Murdochgate: UK Judge to Reopen Case that could Implicate News Corp. in Axe Murder. (Seriously)
This is big news for anyone folowing #Hackgate: A judge has decided to probe the Daniel Morgan axe-murder case. Morgan was a Glenn Mulcaire-style private detective, who was found with an axe ...
|Murdoch: Court cases continue
Today the Crown prosecution service announced yet another case moving to the next stage. This one covers cash alledgedly paid to staff at Sandhurst, The Officer training school for the British army.
|Murdoch: Court Case and Police Conspiracy?
Today was yet another case day in the ongoing civil cases. A further eight cases were brought to conclusion. http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/apr/19/phone-hacking-news-of-the-world-damages?CMP=...
|Murdochgate: U.S. FCPA Charges Looming Against News Corp.
From Business Week : Later this year there will be criminal trials in London for some of the dozens of former News Corp. employees who have been arrested, including Brooks. In the U.S., the ...
|Murdochgate - More Jail Time
Today a policeman and prison officer have been given jail sentences of 10 months and 16 months for selling information to Murdoch's daily red top "newspaper", The Sun . Both men had admitted ...
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|Murdochgate: Rupert Goes Reverse Godwin, Then Does Power-Meddler Faceplant
This past Monday, on the day of the big Leveson recommendations vote in Parliament, Rupert executed this reverse Godwin (Godwin's Law: "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a ...
|Murdochgate: Now Sun Admits Accessing Phone Stolen from MP
In the High Court in London today the Sun "newspaper", part of Murdoch's News(sic) International, admitting accessing personal information, including messages, on a mobile (cell)phone stolen from a ...
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|Murdoch: 600 new hacking cases
Yesterday we had several senior members of the UK's Mirror group arrested, former editors and deputies from one of the papers, including the person who was Piers Morgans deputy. In the corner of ...
|Murdoch: Big day in Leveson
Two major events today firstly Four Daily Mirror Journalists arrested, first thing this morning. Operation Weeting: four arrests over alleged Sunday Mirror phone hacking | UK news | guardian.co....
|Murdochgate: Jaw-Dropping List of Publicly Known Hack Victims
This list was compiled by the amazing Steven Nott, himself a witness at Leveson. He has given me permission to reprint the list in its entirety.
|Murdoch: Where is the UK now post Leveson
Now I don't know as this is really relevent to a US site, but as you have all read through discussions of evidence and reports, you may as well have what i think about the current state of things as ...
|Murdochgate: 4 UK Public Officials Plead Guilty to Selling Info to Murdoch's Sun UPDATED x2
From The Guardian: Two former police officers, an ex-prison officer and another public official have admitted selling information to the Sun – the first people to plead guilty in relation to the ...
|Murdochgate: Rupert & James Facing Possible JAIL Time UPDATED x1
From an article in Independent Australia , titled, Rupert and James Murdoch to appear in court in UK phone hacking trials : AUSTRALIAN-BORN newspaper magnate Keith Rupert Murdoch and his son James ...
|Murdochgate: Rupert Selling Off Shares of News Corp at Frantic Pace
This week, Rupert sold off $28.9 million in News Corp. voting shares. And last Friday, he cashed in $40.1 million worth! I imagine 70 million dollars in 5 business days is near the maximum he's ...
|Murdoch Throws his Journalists Under a Bus: the Unintended Consequence of the Phone Hacking Scandal
Crossposted from Motley Moose I tend to avoid cross posting material from my work at the Daily Beast, but this is an important unintended consequence of Murdoch's reaction to the Phone Hacking ...
|Murdochgate: 6 News of the World Journalists ARRESTED for Phone Hacking. BRIT Update x4, plus 6 more
From the BBC : Six journalists from the now defunct News of the World have been arrested by police investigating allegations of phone-hacking at the newspaper. Scotland Yard said three men and ...
|Murdochgate: 100th Person Arrested
From The Telegraph : The 50-year-old serving officer was held this morning under Operation Elveden, the investigation into alleged corrupt payments to public officials. Scotland Yard confirmed ...
|Murdochgate: Sun Editor and Cop to be Tried for Bribery at the Old Bailey
It was surely the anticipation of negative publicity like this that has Rupert Murdoch scurrying to split his empire in half -- an attempt to shield his lucrative entertainment divisions from the ...
|Murdoch: Casburn sentenced
This morning, the first sentencing of an individual convicted from the investigation that has come out of the phone hacking case. For several reasons this result has been particularly anticipated, ...
|Murdochgate: More charges
The Crown Prosecution Service announced today (Tuesday) that charges are being laid against a Metropolitan Police officer and a Sun (News International/Corp) journalist: Alison Levitt QC, the ...
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|Murdoch: Making up the News
Today the Sun managed to publish a dose of rabid Tory wankfantasy. An article that managed to hit just about every single point in Benefit bingo. Benefit Claimant Single Mother East European ...
|Murdochgate: News Corp. Hemorrhaging 1,000's of Stores from its Supermarket Ad Division
Big h/t to ceebs for alerting me to this story. From Business Insider : Two separate statements from News Corp. appear to indicate that the company's News America Marketing — which handles its ...
|Murdoch: The first conviction
Today the next phase in the ongoing UK legal cases surrounding the Murdoch organisation occurred. DCI April Casburn was found guilty of misconduct in public office. BBC News - Detective guilty of ...
|Murdochgate: News Corp. Now Toxic -- $2 BILLION in Losses for 2012 UPDATED w/Brit
Couldn't happen to a nicer organization. From the New York Business Journal : News Corp. said the publishing business that it plans to spin off next year had a $2.08 billion loss in its fiscal 2012,
|Carl Bernstein - "Where's the Outrage about Murdoch"?
Carl Bernstein has [written an articlehttp://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/20/bernstein-murdoch-ailes-petreaus-presidency] that outlines perfectly the questions that have been rattling ...
|MURDOCHGATE: UK MP Uses Parliamentary Privilege to Accuse News International of Destroying Evidence
and of making illegal payments to a serving member of the US armed forces, a part of which was paid in the US, the balance apparently paid by arrangement in the UK. Down the orange rabbit hole......
|Murdoch: police phone hacking numbers
Throughout the Investigation we have had updates from the Metropolitan police in the form of DAC sue Akers as to the numbers of cases that were still in process. Here’s a quote from one of ...
|Murdochgate: Leveson Report Tears News Corp. a New One UPDATED x1
The 2,000 page Leveson Report was finally released today. This is the official document of the entire Leveson Inquiry, a probe into the nefarious dealings of the UK Press, though primarily of Rupert ...
|FOTHOM: Leveson report day
yesterday at midday the first copies of the Leveson Inquiry report were delivered to David Cameron. Over the next period, at 8:30 this morning the political oposition leaders recieved their copies, ...
|Murdoch: Leveson report date announced
This morning it has been announced that The Report of Part 1 of the Leveson Inquiry will be published next week on Thursday 29th November at 1:30 pm UK time Lord justice Leveson will be making a ...
|Updated: Murdoch: Coulson and Brooks charged again
This morning the Crown Prosecution Service made an announcement about the first three files passed to it covering Illegal payments to public officials Charging announcement in relation to ...
|Murdoch: More leveson documents
In the last few days there was a sudden burst of Leveson related activity when several Journalists noted that a final statement by DAC Sue Akers had been posted on the Leveson website. A statement ...
|Murdoch: Is A US Grand Jury Set To Indict Rupert For Illegal Payments, And If Not, Why Not?
Over the last two years this side of the Atlantic has been providing piece after piece of evidence of irregular practices between journalists and private eyes employed on behalf of the newspaper arm ...
|Murdoch: Akers last evidence to Leveson
On the 9th of this Month the Leveson Inquiry announced that it would no longer be taking onboard any more evidence. which caused a frenzy in the local media. It was also announced that we would ...
|Murdochgate: DOJ & SEC Issue 120-page Guide to FCPA Enforcement. Charges Imminent?
From Dan Froomkin , writing for The Huffington Post : WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors and financial regulators on Wednesday reasserted their intention to enforce the law that bans the bribery of ...
|Murdoch: An opportunity for republicans?
And so we come to the conclusion of the 2012 election. In nearly every state the result was as good as could be hoped for, and whilst democrats and women heaved heavy sighs of relief, the Right were ...
|Murdoch: Is James in trouble?
Todays papers are predictably packed with the ongoing paedophilia scandal in the UK and its fallout amongst media organisations as various factions try to play the situation to their own advantage ...
|Murdochgate: UK Police Considering Bribery Charges Against Newscorp "Senior Executives"
From The Telegraph : The news came after it was reported that journalists being investigated over alleged payments to public officials are being put under pressure to implicate senior executives at ...
|Murdoch: More texts for Dave and Rebekah
I know You're all busy with your election, but things are still bubbling along in Murdoch land For the last two weeks Chris Bryant, one of the MP's who has been holding the governments feet to the ...
|Murdoch: Rebekahs payoff more than Twice the Dowlers Compensation
This afternoon, we once again have a Newscorp AGM and as embarrassing details would come out in its finances, we have had what looks like a selective leak to attempt some damage limitation Ft ...
|Murdoch Abandons Fake Remorse; Calls Victims Of Hacking 'Celebrity Scumbags'
Rupert Murdoch, owner of Teabagger megaphone Fox News and right-wing shill machine The Wall Street Journal , went on Twitter to abuse the people his media organization stalked, hacked and lied to. ...
|Murdochgate: Rupert to Air PRO-OBAMA Bin Laden Raid Film Nov. 4th. Stay-Out-of-Jail Ploy?
From The Guardian : Film producer Harvey Weinstein may prove to be the secret weapon of the Barack Obama re-election campaign thanks to a film about the killing of Osama Bin Laden that is set to ...
|Murdoch : Court Action
A week of action in the UK courts in the ongoing Phone hacking saga The first step was a procedural step in the ongoing criminal cases against the so far named journalists including Coulson and ...
|James Murdoch: Quicker than Jesus
Yesterday James Murdoch was roundly condemned by the UK media regulator OFCOM for his poor performance in his executive role. BBC News - Ofcom says Sky fit and proper, but James Murdoch rapped The ...
|Breaking: Bloomberg disembowels James Murdoch? No, it was James himself whot done it
Bloomberg reports that when Ofcom, the British regulator, gave News Corp's UK broadcaster BSkyB the clear today, declaring it fit and proper BUT condemning James Murdoch in a career ending fashion (...
|Murdoch: OFCOM report James Murdoch Burned
For several months we have been waiting for a report from OFCOM the UK broadcasting regulator and it has rolled out this morning. Now it was a long shot that the Murdoch organisation might be staked ...
|Murdochgate: BURGLARY w/ Brit UPDATE x3
From The Independent : Detectives have evidence which suggests that a notorious private detective agency carried out a burglary while working for the News of the World. In the latest twist to the ...
|Murdoch: Burglars, and Bribery?
Yet another Major news story busting out from the News Of The World stable today. The UK Independent is reporting that The paper Hired a Private Investigation company to spy on the Commissioner of ...
|Murdoch: The Truth
Yesterday a Hard hitting report was published covering the Hilsborough disaster, one of the UK’s worst sporting tragedies, where 96 individuals died in a disastrous crush at the Leppings Lane end ...
|Murdochgate: N.I. Security Guard Charged with Aiding Rebekah Brooks in Cover-up
From Bloomberg: A former News Corp. (NWSA) security staff member in Britain was charged over claims he conspired with ex- company executive Rebekah Brooks to obstruct a probe into phone hacking at ...
|Fall of the House of Murdoch
Amanda Jane “Millie” Dowler (13) went missing and was murdered on or around March 21st 2002 ...
|Murdoch: More Phone fun
At the end of last week, the Commons Home affairs committeehad a meeting to update itself on where we are at with the Murdoch investigations of Operations Weeting, Elveden and Tuleta. DAC Sue Akers ...
|Murdochgate: Number of Hacking Victims SKYROCKETS to 1,000's + UK Police Predict 3 Year Probe
From CNN : London (CNN) -- The number of likely victims of phone hacking by people working for Rupert Murdoch's London media empire has jumped to more than 1,000, the top police officer working on ...
|Murdochgate: Chief NotW Lawyer Tom Crone Arrested
From The Guardian : A 60-year-old man, understood to be former News of the World head of legal Tom Crone, has been arrested by Metropolitan police detectives investigating phone hacking. Crone was ...
|Murdochgate: 2 More Arrests Today - One Nightjack Related
h/t ceebs and BlueStateRedhead for the heads up on this. From Bloomberg : U.K. police probing computer hacking and voice-mail interception by News Corp. (NWSA)’s British newspapers arrested two ...
|Murdochgate: UK Prosecutors to Reveal Names of 600 Phone Hacking Victims
From The Independent : ...The Independent can disclose that within weeks prosecutors will reveal a list of up to 600 names in phone hacking criminal cases. The list is expected to reveal more well-
|Murdochgate: President of Fox Networks Resigns
From AP, via Crain's: News Corp. said Wednesday that David Haslingden, who has been president and chief operating officer of Fox Networks Group since January 2011, is stepping down at the end of ...
|FOTHOM: The Book is out!
And so the Time has come, As Lord Leveson’s inquiry is in the reading/Writing phase, Brit has reached the point where his own personal reading and writing has come to its natural end. It's now ...
|Murdochgate: Church of England Divests 100% From News Corp. + 2 More Arrests. UPDATED x1
Mars-sized h/t to AnnetteK for finding this on MP Tom Watson's blog, Tom Watson MP: Church of England Disinvests from News Corporation August 7th, 2012 | The Church Commissioners and the Church ...
|Murdochgate: Rupert Trash-Tweets Entire UK. Worst Get Out of Jail Plan Ever? UPDATEx2 Mensch Resigns
In two tweets from yesterday that UK's The Week describes as an anti-Britain rant , it looks like Rupert has entered the anger phase of imminent incarceration. The first one: "British spirit shows ...
|Murdoch: at the Olympics
The Olympics being just about the only thing in the news at the moment You would think that Rupertr would be keeping his head down, but no. Over the last few days there has been a rumour doing the ...
|Murdochgate: SEC & FBI & UK Closing in on Corp. Liability. Is Rupert About to Get Pinched? UPDATE x1
Sometimes you get an email from Brit that makes you glad you're wearing Depends™. We learned from The Guardian yesterday that the UK's Crown Prosecution Service is preparing corporate liability ...
|Breaking: corporate charges vs. News Corp preped in England.
Gurardian headlines says it all: News Corporation directors could face charges for neglect of duties Lawyers for Rupert Murdoch's company have protested against criminal charges amid fears over ...
|Murdochgate: Yup - ANOTHER Arrest of a Sun Journalist (not the guy from yesterday) UPDATED x1
From The Telegraph : The 37-year-old male was arrested by officers investigating a suspected conspiracy to gather data from stolen mobile phones. He is the ninth person to be arrested as part of ...
|Murdochgate: Sun's Chief Foreign Correspondent Arrested UPDATED Met Gets Access to Mulcaire Singing
From CNN : London (CNN) -- A journalist at Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid newspaper The Sun was arrested Monday on suspicion of culling information from stolen cell phones. Police announced the ...
|MURDOCHGATE: Eight Charged with Hacking - including Brooks and Coulson
Was surprised to not see a diary on this yet...so apologies for the shortness of the diary. From Raw Story: Prosecutors on Tuesday charged David Cameron’s former spokesman Andy Coulson and ex-...
|Murdochgate: BOMBSHELL rec ceebs' diary! Rupert STEPS DOWN
Please rec this diary: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/21/1112424/-Murdochgate-Rupert-steps-down (not this one) Wish I could be of more help but my back is going into excruciating spasm ...
|6:05 EDT, pls move to ceebs' diary for discussion of Rupert Murdoch steps down
FYI The Guardian has reported in the last 20 minutes the above news.I am posting to get the news out and suggest a dot needing connecting, as I must run to an appointment and will delete afterwards ...
|Murdochgate: Rupert steps down! Updated
and the next step occurs, it's only the UK, not his Worldwide organisation, but it's on the way. BBC News - Rupert Murdoch resigns as News International director Rupert Murdoch has resigned from a ...
|Murdochgate: An Email of "Enormous Significance" + Mulcaire Due to Sing Today
Giant h/t to our ceebs for alerting me to these stories. From The Guardian : The existence of an email of "enormous significance" written by a News International (NI) executive that refers to the ...
|Murdochgate: Testimony by Sunday Times Editor Suggests More Perjury by Rupert
Former Sunday Times editor Andrew Neil submitted a written statement to the Leveson Inquiry yesterday. It strongly suggests that Rupert Murdoch's under-oath claim of never having asked a politician ...
|On Forgetfulness at Leveson
We have now concluded the first three modules of the Leveson Inquiry into the standards of the press. Throughout the recent days there have been many complaints that Leveson has become a partisan ...
|A Year On: How Milly Dowler Shook the World, and Ended a Media Dynasty: FOTHOM XLIV
It's hard to believe, but at 4pm BST today it will be exactly a year since Nick Davies and Amelia Hill published online a leak from Operation Weeting, the newly recreated (third) investigation into ...
|Breaking: Murdoch splits empire, places Fox News in Entertainment Division
No, this is not snark. Following up on my diary from yesterday: News Corporation is being split into separate entertainment and publishing companies, in part to isolate the money making former from ...
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