Wall Street Journal Reporters Sabotaged by Bosses on News Corp Phone Hacking Story

By: Friday October 18, 2013 12:20 pm

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.


News of the World Editors, Journalists Indicted in Phone Hacking Scandal

By: 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.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Martin Hickman, Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain

By: 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.

Metastasizing under the Radar

By: Tuesday April 17, 2012 1:30 am

The last week has seen new developments in the Murdoch Empires phone-hacking investigation.

More to come, now if any media in this country care to notice.

Just a few isolated serial violations

By: Friday February 3, 2012 1:30 am

First it was the News of the World that was caught phone-hacking.

And then just a week ago it was another Murdoch paper, as the Sun was implicated.

And now, it is yet another Murdoch publication, the Times of London, Rupert’s most prestigious British publication.

Merely the cost of doing (its) business

By: Friday December 30, 2011 1:30 am

What’s a little slander, privacy invasion, abetting and maybe a little treason if not the cost of doing business?

“It would be irresponsible to speculate, it would be irresponsible not to”

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 1:30 am

It’s not a pattern, it’s a way of life for FoxNews.

Murdoch Phone Hacking Scandal: Private Investigator Ordered to Reveal Who Gave Hacking Orders

By: Friday August 19, 2011 4:00 pm

A court has ordered Glenn Mulcaire to disclose information on who gave him the order to hack the phones of Elle Macpherson and at least five other public individuals, including a Liberal Democrat deputy leader. The Guardian reports, “Mulcaire has lost an attempt to appeal against a court order obliging him to identify who instructed him to hack the phones, something he has resisted since February.” Mulcaire worked for News International and was jailed for phone hacking in 2007.

Letters Reveal Law Firm’s Assessment Did Not Clear News International of Criminal Activity

By: Tuesday August 16, 2011 4:15 pm

A UK parliamentary committee, the Culture, Sports & Media Committee (CSMC), which has been investigating the News of the World phone hacking scandal for the past months, released letters from various individuals involved in the scandal. The contents include new revelations on News International’s approval and support of the practice of phone hacking.

Piers Morgan Resorts to “Liar, Liar Pants on Fire” in Heather Mills Phone Hack Claims

By: Thursday August 4, 2011 6:04 pm

Heather Mills, the former model and ex-wife of music legend, Paul McCartney may be jumping on the hacking bandwagon and Piers Morgan is not a gentleman.

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