Rupert Murdoch

Osborne Reportedly 'Met Murdoch' Ahead Of BBC Cuts Announcement

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Politics

Labour has demanded to know whether George Osborne met with Rupert Murdoch during the period in which dramatic cuts to the BBC were revealed. Earlier ...

Friends on Benefits

Chris Tavner | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Tavner

Fingers crossed I'll snare some people in to reading this blog with its almost sexy sounding title. It's fair to say though that 'friends on benefits' is a lot different to 'friends with benefits'. Simply, having a 'friend on benefits' means only one person is getting fucked.

Ditch the Murdoch Discourse, We Should be Celebrating Our Human Rights

Amelia-Rose Tighe | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Amelia-Rose Tighe

Across Europe our human rights have ensured that equal work equates to equal pay, ensuring women and men are paid the same in the same positions, that no gay, lesbian or transgender person can be persecuted for their sexual identity, that no person can be imprisoned if they have not broken the law, that every individual is entitled to a family life, and that every man is born free. These are laws our country should be celebrating, that we have enshrined in our laws that we are all free and equal citizens, devoid of context and our backgrounds.

35 MPs Who Want To Be Select Committee Chairs

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Politics

MPs are putting themselves up for election again - this time among their peers. The Huffington Post UK can reveal at least 38 backbenchers are pitc...

Effective Press Regulation Will Happen - Five Reasons to Be Confident Leveson Will Be Implemented

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Professor Brian Cathcart

The big corporate papers are encouraging the idea that the result of the general election means the end of the Leveson process. Although this claim is hardly surprising given their wild-eyed desperation to avoid any form of meaningful accountability, it is wrong. Here are five reasons to be confident that independent, effective press self-regulation along the lines recommended by the Leveson Inquiry is on its way.

Journalist Demonstrates How To Murder Your Prospects Of Ever Getting Another Job In The Media

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

If you’re looking for work in the media, make sure you do your research first. Because journalist Victor Epstein made something of a boob in his...

Sky Call Up Skype on Trademark Dispute

Wayne Beynon | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

Earlier this month the European General Court upheld a ruling in Sky's favour, deeming that Sky and Skype's respective brand names sounded too similar and may lead to 'customer confusion'. This is the latest in a 10 year legal battle over Skype's right to have the word 'Sky' within their name.

A Week of Shame for the Left

David Browne | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

A week has passed since the day of the General Election, and while we are surely used to bad losers (and winners) after any democratic event in the country, the tone of the Far (and increasingly non-Far) Left in this case is in many ways terrifying, but ultimately shows the true colours of certain sections of the Left today: namely blind hatred; classist contempt; and fervent anti-democracy.

#GE2015: An Old School Victory Over the Internet

Sri Sritharan | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Politics
Sri Sritharan

For all the memes, Vines and hashtags, the old school trounced the new school in the most digitally mobile election ever. When the time came, Tory relations with wide swathes of the traditional media (i.e. print, TV, radio) lead to an old fashioned pincer movement of divide and conquer.

'Soon We Must All Face the Choice Between What Is Right and What Is Easy' - Why I'm Convinced Milliband Is the Man for the Job

Harry Cunningham | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Cunningham

This is all so depressing. Is it any wonder people are fed up and are beginning to question whether voting can really affect change or how far any government can reasonably undo all of what I have described?

The Tory Book Of Revelation Explains Everything

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Bible students Robin Flavell, David Schneider and David Beresford get their hands on the Conservative's apocalyptic document... ...

Scottish Independence Campaigners Excited About Rupert Murdoch's Latest Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK

Rupert Murdoch believes that Scotland will become independent from the UK in the “next few years” and that if the Conservatives fail to win a majo...

Ten Instant Myths Created by the Press About 'The Sun' and Corruption

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Professor Brian Cathcart

MYTH 5. The CPS is engaged in a witch-hunt against journalists. The facts. Normal procedures were followed and those procedures are designed to protect defendants from unfair prosecution. The CPS, an independent body, followed published guidelines in deciding that the evidence was sufficient to put before a jury.

Ed Miliband: The Weak, Sex-Crazed, Fratricidal Lunatic

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

If Miliband - the weak, sex-crazed, fratricidal lunatic - can achieve this, then he might do quite well when Britons make their way to the ballot box in a few weeks' time.

Boris Jumps On Murdoch Fairy Tale About Bloomberg Running For London Mayor

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Rupert Murdoch’s push to crown Michael Bloomberg as the next mayor of London received a fresh push from Boris Johnson on Monday, the cur...

Bill O'Reilly Accused Of Lying About Being A Falklands War Correspondent

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Bill O’Reilly has been accused of fabricating his personal history as a war correspondent during the Falklands conflict. According t...

Rupert Murdoch Baffles With Mysterious 'Po' Tweet - But What Was He Trying to Say?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK

Ageing media mogul Rupert Murdoch posed a complex riddle on his Twitter feed on Tuesday night. No, the octogenarian was not musing on The Sun’s ...

Former Fox News Employee Shoots Self Outside News Corp Offices For 'Ending My Career'

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK

A man has reportedly shot and killed himself outside Fox News headquarters in New York. The 41-year-old man died after the shooting at the News Co...

The Sun's Page 3 Was An Embarrassment, So Why the U-Turn?

Ellis Cashmore | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Ellis Cashmore

Page 3 has been something of an embarrassment for Murdoch and his corporate executives for too long. As we know, Murdoch is not someone who bows to pressure and there has been a lot of this over the years.

Why Won't The Sun Scrap Page 3?

Mark Hillary | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

Regardless of how you politicise the debate over objectification what is obvious to most people is that Page 3 has served a purpose in popularising The Sun in the 70s and 80s, but is now of another time.

Why Page 3 and Charlie Hebdo Are Not the Same

Sam Fowles | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Sam Fowles

Platform is valuable commodity and the supply of privileged platforms far outstrips demand. This is precisely because very few people have the former while almost everyone has, at some point, availed themselves of one of the latter.

Page 3 - Not Dead, Merely Buried

Ian Kirby | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK
Ian Kirby

It may surprise some people, but the future of topless models is not that important an issue for the paper at the moment. It is in the middle of a series of massive criminal trials. The majority of its senior staff are in the dock over alleged payments to public officials.

The No More Page 3 Campaign Is a Victory for Free Speech But Not For Feminism

Robert Sharp | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK
Robert Sharp

At first blush, the success of the No More Page 3 campaign does not look like a victory for free speech. After all, a thing that was being published, is no longer being published. The prudish censors have prevailed, right? Look again... Is the absence of naked breasts from Page 3 a victory for feminism, though? I worry that it is not.

19 Times The Sun's Page 3 Solved The World's Problems

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK

With news of The Sun reportedly dropping topless ladies from Page 3, we thought it would be appropriate to take a moment and remember some of the insp...

City Of Paris To Sue Fox News Over Lies

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Sara Nelson | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK

Fox News is to be sued by the entire city of Paris. According to the mayor of the French capital, the city is planning to launch legal proceedings aga...