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R.I.P. News Of The World

Jonty Langley | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK
Jonty Langley

News of the World may have hacked people's voicemail, but its real crime was the elevation of tawdry gossip to the status of news and the radical simplification of real news to the level of gossip.

Rupert Murdoch Denounces Parliament 'Lies'

The Huffington Post | Dina Rickman | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK Politics

As Rupert Murdoch rallies against parliament’s “lies”, the chairman of the committee that forced him to give evidence in Westminster has condemn...

Potter Rains Pennies From Heaven on Cancerous Rupert's Parade

Martin Lewis | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK Politics
Martin Lewis

Murdoch's smarts told him that he could profit mightily if only there was a permanent Conservative government in power in the UK. But how to do that when working class people selfishly insisted on voting for their own economic interests rather than those of Rupert? BINGO! It suddenly hit Rupert. Find a way to seduce working class people away from their natural instincts.

Murdoch Interview: We Will Not Sell Off UK Papers

The Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has given his first full interview since the phone hacking scandal engulfed News International. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal,...

NOTW Editor Was Paid Consultant For Met

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Former-News of the World Deputy Editor Neil Wallis, who was arrested over phone hacking at the News of the World on Thursday, was...

Slideshow: The Rise Of Rupert Murdoch's Empire

Olivia Williams | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK

As the phone hacking crisis threatens to engulf Rupert Murdoch's global empire, we take a look back at how it all began and his history of rubbing sho...

Murdochs Relent And Agree To Attend MPs Phone Hacking Grilling

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK

News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch, News Corp Europe chief James Murdoch and News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks will all attend a parlia...

Brown 'Warned, Not Blocked,' Over Launching Hacking Inquiry

PA | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell warned ex-PM Gordon Brown that a phone hacking inquiry would be open to legal challenge, docu...

Rebekah Brooks To Appear Before MPs Over Phone Hacking Scandal

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK

News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks will attend a parliamentary select committee to take questions on the phone hacking scandal next wee...

Rupert Murdoch Has Made Me Feel Optimistic

David Babbs | Posted 13.09.2011 | UK Politics
David Babbs

It feels like the public is finding its voice during this crisis. We've responded differently to how we did during the banking crisis or the MP expenses scandal. The mood has somehow felt different. There has been less resignation, less hopeless cynicism, and more appetite for action.

Michael Rundle

Brown Attacks 'Criminal-Media Nexus' In Phone Hacking Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown attacked what he called the "criminal-media nexus" in a remarkable 32-minute speech in parliament during the Common...

News Corp Withdraws BSkyB Bid

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK

News Corp has withdrawn its £8.7bn bid for BSkyB, it was announced on Wednesday. The shock withdrawal of the bid represents a massive defeat for M...

FULL TEXT: Phone Hacking Inquiry Draft Terms Of Reference

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2011 | UK

Part 1 1 To inquire into the culture, practices, and ethics of the press, including: a. contacts between national newspapers and politi...

Phone Hacking - The Nixon Parallels

Tim Fenton | Posted 11.09.2011 | UK Politics
Tim Fenton

For Carl Bernstein, one of the two reporters who brought the world the original "gate", there are important parallels between the fall of Richard Nixon and the fall of the House of Murdoch. The closing of ranks, the Murdoch "family" (which included not only the Murdochs themselves, but Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson, and arguably the whole of the Chipping Norton "set"), and frightened politicians kept it all quiet. But now the code of Omerta is broken, and people are starting to talk...

Cameron Announces Media Inquiry In Statement After PMQs

Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.09.2011 | UK

David Cameron has announced a full inquiry into phone hacking and the media on Wednesday, following prime minister's questions. Read the full trans...

Fraser Brown Medical Exclusive Gained Through Legal Means, News International Says

The Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.09.2011 | UK

News International said on Tuesday that it did not access Gordon Brown's medical records in order to break the news that his son had cystic fibrosis. ...

Don't Let Murdoch Outfox Britain: A Warning From Across the Atlantic

David Fenton | Posted 11.09.2011 | UK
David Fenton

Is Rupert Murdoch "fit and proper?" The British authorities deciding this should review the behavior of his U.S. property Fox News. It's conduct would be truly shocking to the British public.

News Corp and the Nuclear Option

Zoe O'Connell | Posted 11.09.2011 | UK Politics
Zoe O'Connell

When it comes to News Corp., politicians face the nuclear dilemma: "If we strike, will they strike back?

Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch And James Murdoch Called To Be Questioned By MPs

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.09.2011 | UK

Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks have been called to appear before a parliamentary select committee next week as claims over phone hacking spread to ...

Phone Hacking may Topple Murdoch's Media Empire

Matt Burgess | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK
Matt Burgess

The phone hacking scandal could be on the verge of taking a much bigger scalp than that of the News of the World - Rupert Murdoch's empire is beginning to crumble around his feet. There can be no easy way out for News International and Murdoch. The hole has been dug, and it is already far too deep to be climbed out of. Like the sacked News of the World journalists many more innocent heads may roll to save those at the top of the empire.

News of the Screwed

Chris Atkins | Posted 11.09.2011 | UK Comedy
Chris Atkins

A week ago it emerged that the News Of The World had been hacking into the voicemails of dead children. We donned out grubby macs and cheap trilbies and set out to expose the evil doers. We planted porn in Andy Coulson's bin, handed out bungs at the police bravery awards and tried to doorstep Rupert Murdoch. The result is a very silly short film NEWS OF THE SCREWED for Don't Panic TV.

Journalists Don't tell the Truth? In That Case, Neither do Estate Agents

Richard Peppiatt | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Politics
Richard Peppiatt

The public don't feel merciful, and nor should they. The cynical banishment of moral truth has long undermined not just our journalistic canon, but social dialogue, justice and democracy.

POLL: 80 Per Cent Say Brooks Should Resign

The Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

More than 80 per cent of the British public believe that News International chief Rebekah Brooks should resign according to a new poll, after revelati...

Michael Calderone

News Corp Shareholders Suing Over Murdoch Family Governance

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

NEW YORK -- News Corporation shareholders already suing Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate over its $675m purchase of daughter Elisabeth Murdoch's pr...

Brown 'Shocked' By Hacking Claims, News International Ask For More Evidence

The Huffington Post | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said that he is 'shocked' by claims that his phone was hacked and his personal information obtained illegally b...