Rupert Murdoch

9 People Who Still Think Casual Racism Is OK In 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK

Warning: this article contains graphic racial slurs, because otherwise it would just be full of stars. When one of Ukip's candidates had to stand d...

Russell Brand Takes Aim At Media & Tony Abbott For Labelling Sydney Siege A Terror Attack

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK

Russell Brand has taken aim at the coverage of the Sydney siege – specifically descriptions of it as a "terror" attack. Three people – includi...

Backlash After Murdoch Sends 'Gloating' Tweet About Sydney Siege

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK

Amid the tragic denouement of the Australian hostage siege, one man found reason for glee. Rupert Murdoch, the increasingly befuddled media kingpin, w...

Murdoch Just Got His Ass Handed To Him... Again

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

For the second time this week, ageing media kingpin Rupert Murdoch has had his fundament handed to him on a dish as the feud between the Murdoch-owned...

Russell Brand Re-Branded

Aaron Vallely | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

Brand has not all the answers, nor does he claim to, but he has heart, sense, influence, and energy. Brand has re-Branded himself, and now he is re-Branding politics and activism, then selling it to young people so they will understand better that their society and its future is in their hands

Brand Attacks Murdoch Over His Own 'Hypocritical' Tax Dealings

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK

UPDATE: The Sun's Attempt To Crush Russell Brand Is Looking A Little Desperate... Russell Brand has attacked The Sun and its ageing proprietor Rup...

What Happens When You Cut Out Every Man And Woman From The Sun For 6 months

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

The campaigners behind No More Page 3 have been busy cutting out pictures of every man and every woman in The Sun over the last six months. They co...

Rupert Murdoch Defends Exodus Casting, Claiming 'All Egyptians I Know Are White'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

Rupert Murdoch has defended the decision to cast white actors in the lead roles of Ridley Scott’s new film Exodus: Gods and Kings. The film, whi...

Miliband vs Murdoch

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Social media can challenge the power of private influence over our collective consciousness. Social media, and the internet more generally, can liberate the population from the monologic, undemocratic and unaccountable media that has historically played too large a part in dictating our political future.

Look Who Is Heading Back To Murdoch's Payroll

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Rebekah Brooks, the former Chief Executive at News International, washed up in New York this week, exploring possible job opportunities, a...

Scotland's Biggest Ever Day - Greeted With 'Worst Ever' Front Page...

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK

The biggest, most energised election to ever take place in the lifetime of most Scottish people is today - and these front pages have seemingly comple...

Elite 'Supervillains' Chime In On Scottish Independence

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Global "supervillain" Henry Kissinger has spoken out on the Scottish independence debate, telling Prospect Magazine that "anything that makes Britain ...

Indian Super League - The Politics Behind The New Tournament

Bhargab Sarmah | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Sport
Bhargab Sarmah

The country already doesn't produce enough quality players, and IMG-R's new phony football tournament will mean that proper football clubs in the country will not be bothered in future to seriously invest in the grassroots...

Nigel Farage Has Been Summoned By The 'Big Boss'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK

The world's biggest media mogul and the UK's most Eurosceptic political party have apparently been getting cosy. Ukip leader Nigel Farage met with ...

When Do Your Comments On Social Networks Become The Property Of Your Employer?

Mark Hillary | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Have you noticed those disclaimers on Twitter profiles? The ones that suggest that everything published on this Twitter account is personal and has no...

Murdoch Desperate To Gobble Up Rival Time Warner

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Rupert Murdoch could "push himself to the limit" to try to buy rival Time Warner but is likely to face stiff resistance from the company's board, it w...

Murdoch Thinks We Should Be 'Sceptical' About Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

Rupert Murdoch doesn’t understand climate change. The ageing media baron, who was interviewed on Sky News Australia - partly owned by the Murdoch em...

National Theatre Takes on Murdoch and Phone Hacking in New Play

Victoria Sadler | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Conceived and rehearsed in secret, Great Britain, a play about phone hacking at a British tabloid, was suddenly announced last week and then on Monday, just days after the hacking trial verdicts were passed down, the show opened.

Something Is Rotten...

Robin Lustig | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Forget Andy Coulson. If you can, forget phone-hacking. The real scandal is how senior politicians - and police officers - allowed themselves to be used by a ruthless media tycoon for his own commercial ends. And if you think it's all over, it's not.

Mehdi Hasan

Miliband: Principles Not Photo Ops Will Get Me Elected Prime Minister | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics

As I sit outside the office of the Leader of the Opposition, I spot the latest issue of The Spectator magazine on the coffee table in front of...

Rebekah's Husband Has A Special Message For Coulson

Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie have finally broken their silence after being found not guilty in the phone hacking trial. Standing on the s...

The Meaning of the Hacking Trial: A Free Press Would Be A Really Good Idea

Des Freedman | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Des Freedman

When asked what he thought of western civilisation, the Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi replied that 'I think it would be a great idea'. The verdicts handed down from the phone hacking trial together with the information contained during the eight months at the Old Bailey suggest pretty much the same thing. We need a free and fearless press because we certainly don't appear to have one now.

The Phone Hacking Trial Is Over - Now Murdoch Needs to Implement Leveson

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK
Professor Brian Cathcart

Now the hacking trial verdicts have confirmed that the country's biggest newspaper company suffered a catastrophic collapse in standards, the question must be: has Rupert Murdoch done what is necessary to ensure it won't happen again? And the answer is no, he has not. In fact Murdoch has done the reverse. He has joined a conspiracy with other press bosses to prevent the changes that were demanded by the Leveson Inquiry - changes endorsed by all parties in Parliament, by victims of press abuse and by the public.

Asa Bennett

Six Wars Miliband Has Waged Against Business | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has come under pressure from two former Labour ministers to be nicer to business and not give the impression that he wants to hurt British...

Though Huge Threats Remain, I Hope That We Are Turning a Corner on Press Freedom

Lord Black | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Black

The whole of the British press - despite the fact that 95% of it was never involved in the hacking of phones which led to this crackdown - was subjected to a judicial inquiry with draconian powers, greater than those handed to the Chilcot Inquiry which is looking into the war in Iraq in which 100,000 people died... Not only has this been hugely dangerous for the press in Britain, it has robbed us of all moral authority to be able to try to help countries battling authoritarianism in establishing a free press.