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  • Parliament has more questions for Rupert Murdoch after secret tape

    News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch will appear before a committee of the British Parliament following revelations of a secret recording in which the media mogul seemed to say that illicit payments to news sources were routine in Britain. Murdoch, who...
  • Hacking Trial: Journalist Alleges 'Conspiracy' Existed at Murdoch-Owned Tabloid

    LONDON -- Dan Evans, a former journalist at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World newspaper, alleged in court Wednesday that knowledge of phone-hacking was widespread at the tabloid, and that a "very wide conspiracy" existed. Evans was speaking as a...
  • Jay Leno, Julia Louis-Dreyfus among TV Academy Hall of Fame inductees

    Outgoing "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno and "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus are among the six new inductees to the Television Academy Hall of Fame who were announced Monday. The other inductees are super-prolific TV writer David E. Kelley, Dolby...
  • News Corp. media properties give less play than others to British tabloid scandal

    News Corp. media properties give less play than others to British tabloid scandal
    The deepening scandal surrounding the London tabloid News of the World is being covered very differently by the media outlets of News Corp. — owner of the paper — and their chief rivals. The home page of the New York Times on Friday morning...
  • Thursday morning talkers: Obama storms out of debt meeting

    On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. Articles  • Touchy, touchy: 'Agitated'...
  • TV press doing the job on debt ceiling - Networks carry Obama's Friday news conference

    TV press doing the job on debt ceiling - Networks carry  Obama's Friday news conference
    During the economic meltdown of 2008, I was appalled by the emotional, rollercoaster, histrionic, fact-lacking "coverage" from such cable-TV business analysts as Jim Cramer (CNBC) and Ali Velshi (CNN). I thought TV coverage during that crucial time in...
  • Piers Morgan pleads ignorance, innocence in UK phone hacking scandal

    Piers Morgan pleads ignorance, innocence in UK phone hacking scandal
    Last year when CNN was talking about hiring Eliot Spitzer and Piers Morgan, I expressed my dismay at the way in which both could harm the credibility that the channel had steadfastly built through its journalism. Spitzer did prove to be an...
  • Hack this, Rupert Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch is in trouble and a whole lot of folks are delighted. They are practically drooling at the mouth that the downfall of Fox News could be around the corner. Members of Congress are calling for an investigation into allegations that the...
  • Hearing disrupted by shaving cream 'pie' as Murdochs give little ground in testimony

    Hearing disrupted by shaving cream 'pie' as Murdochs give little ground in testimony
    UPDATE (11:55 a.m.): The hearing was abruptly interrupted, and the camera went to a blank wall as a result of a disturbance in the hearing room at about 11:55 a.m. as the last questioner was addressing a question to Rupert Murdoch.  A replay of video...
  • Why is Scotland Yard in London?

    Why is Scotland Yard in London?
    Of all the questions to arise out of the Rupert Murdoch hearings (including: Shaving foam? Really?) one of the more intriguing is why London calls its police force Scotland Yard. The parliamentary hearings on the phone hacking scandal are looking, in...
  • Will Murdoch scandal make us pull back from Brit tabloid values?

    Will Murdoch scandal make us pull back from Brit tabloid values?
    As the scandal that sunk Rupert Murdoch's News of the World continued to unfold last week, one of the questions that loomed was whether there would be any fallout on this side of the Atlantic. What most American analysts were wondering was whether...