FearMeForIAmPink + murdoch   21

Fairly in depth piece on the phone hacking trial
and on the power that comes from throwing a *lot* of money at legal representation
Interesting  law  crime  hacking  phones  News-of-The-World  journalism  Murdoch  media  money  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Rupert Murdoch secret tapes: News Corp defends head
He says "It's the biggest inquiry ever, over next to nothing.", News Corp says ""Rupert Murdoch has shown understandable empathy with the staff and families affected". Yeah...
journalism  posttofacebook  hacking  news  Murdoch  interesting 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - News Corp confirms it is considering split
The media giant said it was exploring the creation of "two distinct publicly traded companies".
business  Murdoch  journalism  media  interesting 
june 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Will Rupert Murdoch's reputation survive Leveson's verdict? | Media | guardian.co.uk
'Man who made millions out of paying people to ask difficult questions finally faced questioners he could not cope with'
UK  law  culture  media  journalism  Murdoch  News-of-The-World  interesting 
april 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Paul McMullan lays bare newspaper dark arts at Leveson inquiry | Media | The Guardian
''Privacy is for paedos," declared former News of the World man and tabloid veteran Paul McMullan in the midst of his evidence at the Leveson inquiry. He had only just observed that "in 21 years of invading people's privacy I've never found anybody doing any good" – statements that together amounted to a credo for the brutal Sunday tabloid world of which McMullan became the chief spokesman in the otherwise stifled confines of courtroom 73.'
interesting  journalism  media  News-of-The-World  Murdoch  people-suck  via-Andrew-Ducker 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
News of the World hired investigators to spy on hacking victims' lawyers | Media | The Guardian
'The News of the World hired a specialist private investigator to run covert surveillance on two of the lawyers representing phone-hacking victims as part of an operation to put pressure on them to stop their work.'
News-of-The-World  WTF  Murdoch  lies  journalism  media  interesting 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Murdoch warned of 'Mulcaire 2' at News Corp shareholder meeting | Media | guardian.co.uk
'Rupert Murdoch has been dealt a blow by shareholders who called on the News Corp chairman and his sons to resign from the scandal-torn media empire.'
interesting  Murdoch  journalism  corruption  lies  news  via-Andrew-Ducker 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Wall Street Journal circulation scam claims senior Murdoch executive | Media | The Guardian
'The Guardian found evidence that the Journal had been channelling money through European companies in order to secretly buy thousands of copies of its own paper at a knock-down rate, misleading readers and advertisers about the Journal's true circulation.'
journalism  lies  image  crime  money  interesting  Murdoch  news 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Media Can Legally Lie | Project Censored
In February 2003, a Florida Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with an assertion by FOX News that there is no rule against distorting or falsifying the news in the United States.

(Old news, but I'd not read the full story behind it before)
dude...  wtf  people-suck  news  journalism  law  Fox-News  murdoch  media 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Hacking MPs recall News International's James Murdoch
"It comes after MPs heard conflicting evidence over how much Mr Murdoch knew about the practice at the NoW."
journalism  News-of-The-World  murdoch  news  interesting  crime 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
John Major wanted two-party alliance to take on Rupert Murdoch | Politics | guardian.co.uk
Chris Mullin's diaries reveal that former prime minister wanted Labour and Tories to unite to bring down tycoon's empire
politics  murdoch  News-of-The-World  journalism 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Official: Rebekah Brooks has NOT resigned from News International | No Deep Packet Inspection
"As far as Companies House (the official record of companies in the UK) is concerned, she has NOT resigned as a Director of News International."
dude?  crime  interesting  journalism  News-of-The-World  murdoch 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
James Murdoch testimony to parliamentary committee 'was mistaken' | Herald Sun
RUPERT Murdoch's son James has been accused of misleading British MPs this week when he said he did not know when authorising a settlement that phone hacking at News of the World went beyond one reporter.
corruption  murdoch  media  news  journalism  crime  law  lies 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Met hacking investigation 'could take more than five years' - Channel 4 News
Scotland Yard has beefed up its team tackling phone hacking after a "significant increase" in the workload.

It is not known how long the investigation will take but a senior source in the Metropolitan Police force told Channel 4 News Home Affairs Correspondent Simon Israel that the new investigation into hacking "could take more than five years," at its previous rate using 45 officers.
crime  news  News-of-The-World  interesting  journalism  murdoch 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
What
"David Cameron admitted that he may have discussed the bid by News Corp for full control of BSkyB during his 27 meetings with Murdoch executives since last year's election. Downing Street had previously insisted that the £8bn takeover was not mentioned."
conservatives  News-of-The-World  murdoch  news  politics 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Gordon Brown's shock that his family medical records were hacked - Crime, UK - The Independent
"In October 2006, Rebekah Brooks, then editor of The Sun, contacted the Browns, informing them that she had obtained medical details about their four-year-old son Fraser. The Sun subsequently published a story stating that Fraser had cystic fibrosis. Friends of the Browns said Ms Brooks' call caused them considerable distress, as they were seeking to come to terms with the diagnosis, which had not been confirmed." — Seriously, what the fuck? I don't care who's child is, that's just not on. Via mejoff
dude...  wtf  crime  corruption  important  health  murdoch  news  people-suck 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Phone hacking: Police probe suspected deletion of emails by NI executive | Media | The Guardian
Police are investigating evidence that a News International executive may have deleted millions of emails from an internal archive, in an apparent attempt to obstruct Scotland Yard's inquiry into the phone-hacking scandal.The archive is believed to have reached back to January 2005 revealing daily contact between News of the World editors, reporters and outsiders, including private investigators.
dude...  murdoch  news  News-of-The-World  people-suck  law 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Is Murdoch free to destroy tabloid’s records? | MediaFile
Rupert Murdoch’s soon-to-be shuttered tabloid may not be obliged to retain documents that could be relevant to civil and criminal claims against the newspaper—even in cases that are already underway. That could mean that dozens of sports, media, and political celebrities who claim News of the World hacked into their telephone accounts won’t be able to find out exactly what the tabloid knew and how it got the information.

Note: May be utter tosh, given the way that News International is structured, depends how much seperation between divisions there is.
News-of-The-World  murdoch  dude?  law  interesting 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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