The Murdoch News Corp Scandal

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14 July 2011

Murdoch’s News Corp. � an empire built on ethically-dubious practices Today at 00:30 RT
Rupert Murdoch�s push to expand in the British media has come to a halt. His embattled empire has announced the drop of its bid to take control of UK�s largest satellite broadcaster BSkyB, following News Corp�s…”

US politicians add to the heat on Murdoch’s empire
The Independent – Media RSS Feed Today at Midnight
In a dangerous development for Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, prominent United States Senators have demanded that the firm be investigated under US corruption laws over payments made to British police officers.”

Rupert on the run: News Corp’s UK future in doubt as MPs turn on Murdoch
The Independent – Media RSS Feed Today at Midnight

The prospect of Rupert Murdoch abandoning his British media interests became a real possibility last night as News Corp dropped plans to take control of BSkyB and it emerged that the media mogul has discussed selling his News International newspaper titles.”

Media mogul should be quizzed on oath about hacking, says Cameron
The Independent – Media RSS Feed Today at Midnight
Rupert Murdoch should be questioned by the public inquiry into the phone hacking scandal, David Cameron said yesterday.”

13 July 2011

Freedom Rider: Rupert Murdoch and Media Corruption
The Greanville Post Yesterday at 18:32Posted by Addison dePitt
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By BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

The bottomless cesspool that was Rupert Murdoch�s London tabloid News of the World is gone, but the ruthless corporate politics of its master still hold sway in the U.S. and Britain. Murdoch is the great vampire of media corruption and consolidation on both sides of the Atlantic. But he is not a solitary villain. �Murdoch was not the only media beneficiary when the FCC allowed him and others to consolidate their power and influence.� All corporate media are truth thieves.”

BSkyB bid dropped amid ‘firestorm’
The Independent – Media RSS Feed Yesterday at 18:22

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch today withdrew News Corporation’s �8 billion bid to take over satellite broadcaster BSkyB in a dramatic response to the ‘firestorm’ of public and political anger over phone hacking at the News of the World.”

Senator says News Corp. hacked 9/11 victims Yesterday at 17:33RT
A US Senator said on Tuesday that he expects to �find some criminal stuff� if the United States investigates phone hacks he alleges Rupert Murdoch�s News Corp. carried out in the States.”

Murdoch drops BSkyB bid as PM flounders in House
Morning Star Yesterday at 17:01
The phone-hacking maelstrom left Prime Minister David Cameron reeling today and forced media mogul Rupert Murdoch into a humiliating withdrawal of his bid for BSkyB.”

Video: UK parliament bids to scupper Murdoch media deal
William Yesterday at 17:00InI
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has endured a torrid day at the hands of members of the UK parliament

The media rot spreads far beyond Murdoch
Morning Star Yesterday at 16:34
It seems that journalists at national newspapers have been quick to condemn the disgraceful and unethical journalistic practices at the News of the World while conveniently forgetting – or hoping we have forgotten – their own complicity in the decline of journalistic standards in Britain.”

Video: Murdoch Shaped British politics for 40 Years
William Yesterday at 16:06InI
Leo Panitch : Murdoch used sex scandal journalism to attack left-wing of the Labor Party and later helped create Tony Blair”

Murdoch waves white flag Yesterday at 15:55RT
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has dropped News Corporation’s $12-billion bid to buy out the multi-billion dollar broadcaster BSkyB after unprecedented pressure from the UK parliament and Prime Minister David Cameron.”

News Corp withdraws bid for BSkyB
BBC News Yesterday at 14:30
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation announces that it is dropping its planned bid to take full ownership of BSky”

AUDIO: Murdoch ‘master of universe’ no more
BBC News Yesterday at 13:47
Lord Ashdown tells Radio 5 live Breakfast that Rupert Murdoch has considered himself ‘master of the universe’ for too long.”

The Murdoch Empire Could Be Undone”: British Phone Hacking Scandal May Prompt U.S. Criminal Probe
Democracy Now! Yesterday at 13:[email protected] (Democracy Now!)

The British phone-hacking scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch�s media empire has crossed the Atlantic, and could impact his maze of interests in the United States.”

Murdoch�s News Corp Generated $10.4 Billion Profits And Received $4.8 Billion In �Taxes� From The IRS By Tyler Durden
William Yesterday at 12:05InI
Call it the gift that keeps on giving (if one is a corporation that is): the US Tax system, so effective at extracting income tax from America’s working class, is just as ‘effective’ at redistributing said income tax at the corporate level. Case in point: News Corp, which after generating $10.4 billion in profits over the past 4 years, and which would have been expected to pay the IRS $3.6 billion at the statutory corporate tax rate, instead received $4.6 billion back from Uncle Sam.”

Video: Bent Cops on Parade By Craig Murray
William Yesterday at 11:02InI
Aren�t members of parliament amazing? Suddenly they all have noticed that the Murdoch influence is a cancer in society, which is something the rest of us have known for 30 years. Equally suddenly they have noticed that Andy Hayman is a lying buffoon, whereas before they took him as a great bastion against terrorism whose every word must be treated with respect.”

Inquiry at Murdoch Australia firm
BBC News Yesterday at 10:20
The head of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in Australia says he will conduct an inquiry into all payments made to contributors since 2008.”

12 July 2011

Murdoch agrees to face MPs:
The Independent – Media RSS Feed Today at 17:43
Rupert Murdoch, his son James, and News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks have agreed to appear before MPs next week to answer questions about the phone hacking scandal, it was revealed tonigh”

Senior police fumble over News International case
Morning Star Today at 17:14
The best brains of the Metropolitan Police astonished MPs today with a brazen display of incompetence over their failure to investigate a tsunami of hacking by Murdoch journalists.”

Brown savages ‘underworld’ links of News International
Morning Star Today at 17:07
Former prime minister Gordon Brown lashed out at News International today, alleging that Rupert Murdoch’s news giant had links with the ‘criminal underworld.'”

Praise for minister’s U-turn on BSkyB
Morning Star Today at 17:06
The National Union of Journalists and MPs have welcomed the government’s decision to refer Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take over BSkyB to the Competition Commission.”

Fox Media Show Skips Murdoch Scandal
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting Today at 16:51Peter Hart
Fox News Channel airs a weekly media criticism show called Fox News Watch. Disgraced New York Times reporter Judith Miller is one of the panelists because…well, it’s Fox.”

News Corp blow as Conservatives set to back BSkyB motion
The Independent – Media RSS Feed Today at 16:30
The pressure on Rupert Murdoch intensified today after it emerged that all three main parties are set to back a parliamentary motion calling for him to abandon his bid to take over the whole of BSkyB.

Clouds gather over Rupert Murdoch�s News Corporation Today at 16:08RT
The Sun and the Sunday Times, two other popular newspapers which are part of Murdoch�s News Corporation, have been accused of using illegal ways to obtain private data. Meanwhile, shares in Murdoch�s empire are…”

Murdoch’s press must meet its end
Morning Star Today at 16:07
Owen Jones calls for a radical shake-up in the structure of our media outlets

Orwell and the Killing of the News of the World
New Left Project Today at 15:24
by Jamie
A guest post by Richard Lance Keeble*
One of the most intriguing aspects of the News of the World�s final issue on 10 July was its prominent use of a quotation by George Orwell � on the back page and again as the opening paragraph in the Page Three editorial. In full, the quote reads:”

MPs request Murdochs at hearing
BBC News Today at 15:24
Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks are asked to appear before a Parliamentary inquiry next week.

Sleaze of the world
Recent articles from Today at 06:00 Nicole Colson
The closure of Britain’s News of the World has many people cheering–and putting the blame right where it belongs: on media baron Rupert Murdoch.”

News Corp talks tough after new twist in BSkyB bid saga
The Independent – Media RSS Feed Today at Midnight
James Murdoch’s long-cherished dream of taking over the broadcaster BSkyB was yesterday delayed when the bid was referred for a full investigation by the Competition Commission.”

Gordon Brown’s shock that his family medical records were hacked
The Independent – Media RSS Feed Today at Midnight
The crisis engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire dramatically worsened last night when it was claimed that private investigators working for The Sun and The Sunday Times targeted the former prime minister Gordon Brown.”

Brown’s shock that his family medical records were hacked
The Independent – Media RSS Feed Today at Midnight
The crisis engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire dramatically worsened last night when it was claimed that private investigators working for The Sun and The Sunday Times targeted the former prime minister Gordon Brown.”

Brown accuses two more Murdoch titles
The Independent – Media RSS Feed Today at Midnight

The crisis engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s global media empire dramatically worsened last night when it was claimed that private investigators working for The Sun and The Sunday Times targeted the former prime minister Gordon Brown.”

As the scandal grows, could Murdoch exit Britain altogether?
The Independent – Media RSS FeedToday at Midnight
Will Rupert Murdoch abandon British newspapers entirely? After the dramatic demise of the News of the World, speculation was rife last night that the News Corp media empire might seek to sell off News International to protect the rest of its business from the fallout of the hacking scandal.”

Could Hack Scandal Spell Trouble for Murdoch’s U.S. TV Licenses?
Fairness & Accuracy In ReportingYesterday at 21:39Peter Hart
As noted by an account on the TVNewser blog (7/11/11), on ABC’s This Week panel there was some talk of Rupert Murdoch losing his U.S. television licenses over the News of the World phone hacking scandal”

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