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Murdoch Hating: Counterproductive, Very British, and Very Wrong

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

The problem here is the Left doesn't want people to have what Murdoch offers them. In something akin to the tradition of racist stereotypes, they develop a malevolent and ruthless capitalist bent on exploiting his workers and dumbing down the general population...the devil incarnate.

News Corp Shares Rally Over Murdoch Replacement Rumours

The Guardian | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

Speculation that Rupert Murdoch could be replaced as chief executive of News Corporation have sent shares in the company rallying in Australia on Tues...

What Would a Post-Murdoch Media Landscape Look Like?

Darrell Goodliffe | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK
Darrell Goodliffe

It's not politicians that are the main enemy of Murdoch and the media monopolists. Cultural currents created by the advent of social media and the internet age are battering the aged shores of these crumbling institutions.

News Corp's Woes Stem From the Board Room not the News Room

Andrew Wigley | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK
Andrew Wigley

Corporate culture is established through leadership. If lessons are to be learnt from NewsCorp's misconduct, then perhaps attention is focused first on the board room and not the news room.

How to Say the Hardest Word in the English Language

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

Apologies are back in the news. After Mr. Murdoch's very public "sorry" at the weekend, the game has been upped. All of our expectations will have been raised: where we have been let down, we will expect no less. But saying sorry isn't easy. Bernie Taupin wasn't kidding.

Rupert Murdoch, News Corp and the War of the Worlds

Julian Kossoff | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK
Julian Kossoff

Somewhere in a not so far off galaxy called Murdoch the final battle has commenced. The Death Star - emblazoned with the huge but now flickering News Corp insignia - is under sustained attack from the rebel alliance. Huge plumes of flames erupt (bonfires of the vanities, surely) from the crippled leviathan as missiles of truth pierce its thick hull built from a composite of money, power, corruption and arrogance, once thought indestructible.

Fraud Office Considering News Corp Probe

PA | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to give "full consideration" to calls for it to launch an investigation into Rupert Murdoch's N...

Yates Resigns From Met Police As Scandal Intensifies

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

John Yates, the Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, has resigned from his position following criticism of a previous inquiry into phone...

David Cameron To Come Home Early From Africa Trip

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK

David Cameron is to fly home from his trip to Africa early, in the wake of criticism from the Labour leader Ed Miliband. He was originally due back...

It's the Beginning of the End for Rupert Murdoch

Adam Lee-Potter | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK
Adam Lee-Potter

A blighted relationship can survive only if respect remains. And the fact is that we no longer respect Rupert Murdoch. He may continue to fiddle but his empire is burning.

John Yates Recalled To Give Evidence Before MPs

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK

The Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, John Yates, has been recalled to appear before the Home Affairs select committee on Tuesday ove...

Cameron To Make Statement To Parliament Over Phone Hacking

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2011 | UK Politics

Prime Minister David Cameron has said parliament will sit for an extra day to consider Tuesday's select committee hearings into phone hacking and poli...

Ding Dong: It's Hard Not to Laugh at Murdoch Misfortune

Christina Patterson | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK Politics
Christina Patterson

It isn't very nice to laugh at someone else's misfortune, but sometimes it's an awful lot of fun.

Miliband To Call For Parliamentary Extension Over Phone Hacking Crisis

Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK Politics

Labour Leader Ed Miliband is to urge for parliament to sit for an extra day on Wednesday to discuss the phone hacking crisis. In a speech on Monday...

Why Rebekah Brooks' Evidence Session to MPs is likely to be Postponed

Sean Dilley | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK Politics
Sean Dilley

Brooks' arrest affords her strong protection in law. CMS Committee Clerks are now studying Parliament's Sub Judice Rules and advising the Committee - similarly, it seems certain that Lawyers for Mrs. Brooks will be consulting the law-books also and advising her on which questions, if any, she would have to answer if she attends.

Resignation of Metropolitan Police Commissioner

Tim Brain | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK Politics
Tim Brain

Sir Paul Stephenson's resignation as Metropolitan Police Commissioner ultimately became inevitable. Nevertheless, it is a calamitous event for both the Met's internal morale and public confidence.

Miliband To Say That Powerful Must Not Be 'Untouchable'

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Ed Miliband is set to blame the phone hacking scandal on a culture of "irresponsibility" that also led to the banking crisis and ...

24 Hours is a Long Time in News Corp

Stephen Canning | Posted 15.09.2011 | UK Politics
Stephen Canning

The damage to Rupert Murdoch's multi-billion-dollar global media empire has already become much more extensive than most would have imagined only a week ago and this damage will most likely extend to the rest of the news industry.

Dina Rickman

Rebekah Brooks Arrested, Milly Dowler's Family Solicitor Mark Lewis And MP Chris Bryant Skeptical Of Timing | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK

The timing of former News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks’s arrest “stinks”, the solicitor representing Milly Dowler’s family has...

Nick Clegg Says It's Time To Look At Media Plurality As Ed Miliband Calls Murdoch's Empire 'Unhealthy'

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK

Nick Clegg has signalled it’s time to “look again” at media plurality rules, after Labour leader Ed Miliband called for new media ownership rule...

Competitive Pressure, Ethical Void Earmark UK Phone Hacking Scandal

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 15.09.2011 | UK Politics
Dan Ehrlich

Now those chickens have come home to roost...there's a time of reckoning. Ms. Brooks never expected the seeds of her brand of journalism would breed several out of control.

The Fall Of An Empire?

Nick Abbot | Posted 14.09.2011 | UK
Nick Abbot

And every day the paper boy brings more. What we are seeing laid out before us, like the entrails of a diseased cadaver, is nothing less than a conspi...

'Vote Murdoch Out Of BSkyB', Says Former Treasury Minister

The Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.09.2011 | UK

BSkyB shareholders should remove James Murdoch as chairman of their board said Paul Myners, the former Labour treasury minister and current peer. M...

When is it Time to Go?

Mark Fletcher-Brown | Posted 14.09.2011 | UK
Mark Fletcher-Brown

Most people thought that Rebekah Brooks would have gone a lot earlier than she did. But knowing when to leave is not easy.

Murdoch 'Sorry For Serious Wrongdoing' In Newspaper Ad Campaign

The Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.09.2011 | UK

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 adve...