David Letterman points out major flaw in U.S. Syria strategy

Points taken, Mr. Letterman… The Raw Story Friday night on CBS’ “Late Show with David Letterman,” host David Letterman devoted a portion of his opening monologue to the unfolding crisis in Syria under the leadership of “evil weasel” Bashar al-Assad. Letterman did note one glaring flaw in the current U.S. plan, however. “So now they’re… More David Letterman points out major flaw in U.S. Syria strategy

James Murdoch Accused Of Misleading Parliament Over Phone Hacking

Is anyone surprised at this new “revelation”? Huffington Post James Murdoch was accused on Thursday of misleading Parliament about his knowledge of phone hacking at the News of the World by the paper’s former editor and top lawyer. Colin Myler, the former editor, and Tom Crone, the former lawyer, issued a statement on Thursday contradicting… More James Murdoch Accused Of Misleading Parliament Over Phone Hacking

LulzSec claims to have obtained trove of News Corp. emails

Raw Story Online hacking group LulzSec said Monday night it had obtained a large cache of emails from the servers of News International, the News Corp. subsidiary which oversees global media baron Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers. Along with the emails, LulzSec said it had unearthed the email logins and passwords for News International executives, including… More LulzSec claims to have obtained trove of News Corp. emails

News Corp. scandal: A timeline of arrests and resignations

National Post April 5 Neville Thurlbeck, 50, a chief reporter at the paper is arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications and unlawful interception of voicemail messages Police also arrest Ian Edmondson, 42 who was fired from his post as assistant editor in January following an internal inquiry. April 14 James Wetherup, 55, a senior… More News Corp. scandal: A timeline of arrests and resignations

Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch, Sir Paul Stephenson And John Yates All To Appear Before Parliament

The hearings should  produce some interesting facts about the Murdoch newspaper empire and the people behind the hacking scandal… Huffington Post UK Westminster is bracing itself for one of the biggest days in recent parliamentary history, as two select committees prepare to quiz some of the key players in the News of the World phone… More Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch, Sir Paul Stephenson And John Yates All To Appear Before Parliament

Murdoch Under Seige

  Undoubtedly the devil is in the details… Huffington Post To his many enemies, Rupert Murdoch is getting his comeuppance. Murdoch’s tabloid newspapers long have reveled in the misdeeds of others with salacious photos and pun-packed headlines. Now, one of the world’s most powerful media executives is learning what it’s like to be enveloped in… More Murdoch Under Seige

Lawmakers split on Murdoch scandal

Politico Reacting to the arrest of media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s former deputy, Rebekah Brooks, in the ongoing scandal over potentially illegal activity by executives at the British tabloid, News of the World, two members of Congress disagreed on Sunday about whether they should pursue an investigation into the actions of Murdoch’s American papers. Asked on… More Lawmakers split on Murdoch scandal

Rebekah Brooks Arrested In Connection With Phone Hacking Scandal

This isn’t looking good for the Murdoch empire… Huffington Post Rebekah Brooks has been arrested, the Metropolitan Police confirmed on Sunday. The former News International chief executive went to a London police station by appointment and was arrested on suspicion of corruption and phone hacking. Brooks is the 10th person to be arrested in connection… More Rebekah Brooks Arrested In Connection With Phone Hacking Scandal

Murdoch ‘Sorry For Serious Wrongdoing’ In Newspaper Ad Campaign

Huffington Post New Corp chief Rupert Murdoch has published a signed apology for “serious wrongdoing” by the News of the World in a series of full-page newspaper adverts. The ads appear in Saturday’s Daily Mail, Financial Times, Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Sun and Times. Murdoch says in the advert: “We are sorry. The News of… More Murdoch ‘Sorry For Serious Wrongdoing’ In Newspaper Ad Campaign

Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal becomes U.S. political issue

It appears to me that we’re only seeing the tip of the iceberg in the News International/News Corp scandal.  With the Obama administration’s FBI and Department of Justice poised to investigate the American side of any possible breaking of the law by Murdoch’s publications here, one can only imagine the blow-back from Fox News’ conservative… More Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal becomes U.S. political issue