The Murdoch Media phone hacking scandal did not get much play in the United States. Before now there were a host of excuses for why one of the biggest stories in the UK made so little impact in America – too complicated, Americans don’t care about foreign scandals, etc. But it seems the real reason one of America’s largest circulating newspapers ignored the story is quite different from the typical excuses – upper management tried to sabotage their own reporters to protect the parent company.
|By: DSWright Friday October 18, 2013 12:20 pm|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday July 24, 2012 1:10 pm|
Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, two top editors at the now-defunct paper News of the World, have been indicted in the phone-hacking scandal that caused the paper’s shutdown and rocked Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp empire. Coulson, before stepping down last year, was actually the communications director for British Prime Minister David Cameron. Five News of the World journalists were also indicted.
|By: spocko Sunday July 15, 2012 1:59 pm|
Reading Dial M for Murdoch by Tom Watson and Martin Hickman gave me the same feel as watching the movie Apollo 13. I knew the ending. I knew some broad strokes. News of the World, a Murdoch paper, got caught hacking the phone of a missing girl, they got busted. Some cops were involved, News International got caught covering it up and decided to shut down News of the World. People were paid off, some Murdoch executives went to jail, some powerful political aids and police resigned and then Murdoch got a pie in the face while testifying.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday April 26, 2012 8:00 pm|
It seems that the metastasizing scandal at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is finally having some repercussions on this side of the Atlantic, but naturally not in the way you’d think. Although ol’ Rupert himself confirmed this week that that he is “cooperating” with the US Department of “Justice” on the FCPA implications of the hacking/bribery/influence peddling outrages that have gripped Britain for months, this is the Holder Justice Department after all, so he’s not exactly quaking in his orthopedic loafers about that.
|By: Leo W. Gerard Thursday July 21, 2011 6:17 pm|
The Bush administration told taxpayers to hand over hundreds of billions of their hard-earned dollars to bail out Wall Street banks because the financial institutions were too big to fail. Now, Rupert Murdoch, owner of politically powerful publications and broadcast stations, claims his News Corp. is too big to know.
|By: Scarecrow Tuesday July 19, 2011 4:40 pm|
Perhaps there’s still enough democracy, moral outrage, and respect for the rule of law left to bring such scoundrels to account. Heaven knows, the public would welcome that. But I doubt it. Sooner or later, violating the norms is all you have left.
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday July 17, 2011 1:15 pm|
An alleged 2003 News of the World phone hack of actor Jude Law and his personal assistant Ben Jackson while the duo were in New York is the first specific case of Rupert Murdoch’s law-breaking reporters operating in America.
|By: Peterr Saturday July 16, 2011 10:45 am|
The Murdoch phone-hacking scandal is billed as British tabloids run amok, and the US media seems fixed on the “Gosh, I’m glad that could never happen here” storyline. Sadly, the phone-hacking label is a misstatement — that’s the symptom, but the problem is deeper. Behind the phone-hacking, however, are the revelations of the incestuous nature of politicians and journalists in the world of British politics and media.
And that, my friends, is a well-accepted part of the DC world. See “Russert, Tim” or “Mitchell, Andrea (Mrs Alan Greenspan)” or “White House Correspondents Dinner” or . . .
You get the idea. I just wish the Media Villagers did.