The fact that the DoJ is taking meetings while the FTC’s Google investigation is still underway is, as the Post says, a clear sign that companies are “losing faith that the Federal Trade Commission will act forcefully on their complaints.”
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday December 6, 2012 11:41 am|
|By: Attaturk Wednesday November 21, 2012 1:30 am|
Rupert Murdoch, last heard from calling both Chris Christie and Jewish publishers traitors almost simultaneously must think a lot of his legal troubles from the phone-hacking scandal behind him. After all, he has started buying things again — hoping to match the unqualified success of MySpace.
But recent events have reawakened that old issue…
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday November 20, 2012 4:29 pm|
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Julius Genachowski would like the FCC to vote on a plan to gut media ownership rules. If approved, News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch, who has been considering buying more media, would benefit. The proposal would also allow for more media consolidation.
Using innocuous language to describe a proposal that should raise alarm, Genachowski stated yesterday that he wanted the FCC to “streamline and modernize media ownership rules.” This would include “eliminating outdated prohibitions on newspaper-radio and TV-radio cross-ownership.”
|By: Attaturk Friday September 7, 2012 1:30 am|
In the wake of the speeches of Charlotte and Tampa and the desire of governments everywhere to make life miserable, well more miserable for more, let us take the time to think of those who truly had a bad year.
|By: Attaturk Friday August 24, 2012 1:30 am|
The problem is that there is only one pertinent blind eye at issue here and it will be the one the FCC has in any serious review of the applications, they don’t make those stamps of rubber for nothing.
|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: Synoia Saturday May 5, 2012 8:00 pm|
I feel wrinkly,
Oh, so wrinkly,
I feel wrinkly, and gritty and grey…. ♫
|By: Attaturk Thursday May 3, 2012 1:30 am|
Well clearly this makes absolutely all the sense in the world:
“In the politically-charged and likely protest-filled streets of Tampa, Fla., during the Republican National Convention in August, water guns will be strictly prohibited. Concealed handguns, on the other hand, will be perfectly legal… “
|By: fatster Wednesday May 2, 2012 6:30 am|
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