10 things you need to know today: May 15, 2012

Good morning world.  I love this daily column on The Week website… France’s president is sworn in, News Corp’s Rebekah Brooks will be charged, and more in our roundup of the stories that are making news and driving opinion 1. HOLLANDE SWORN IN AS FRENCH PRESIDENT Francois Hollande was sworn in as France’s new president on Tuesday,… More 10 things you need to know today: May 15, 2012

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

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

Head of Murdoch’s British operations quits

It was only a matter of time that Rebekah Wade Brooks would either be fired or allowed to resign with “dignity”… L A Times Rebekah Brooks, the head of Rupert Murdoch‘s British operations, resigned Friday after days of intensifying pressure on her because of the growing phone-hacking scandal. One of the most influential women in Britain until the scandal… More Head of Murdoch’s British operations quits