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March 4, 2013
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Rupert Murdoch is on Tumblr. For real.

He’s not really a Tumblr user until he reblogs that Marina Abramović gifset that’s popped on our dashboard a dozen times in the past twelve hours.

new:

Rupert Murdoch is on Tumblr. For real.

He’s not really a Tumblr user until he reblogs that Marina Abramović gifset that’s popped on our dashboard a dozen times in the past twelve hours.

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15:07 // 1 year ago
July 2, 2012
10:53 // 2 years ago
April 26, 2012
I’m walking across the street from my apartment to a hotel. We were mobbed by journalists and paparazzi. I had a microphone stuck on my mouth and they said ‘what’s your main consideration?’ and I said ‘her, here.’
News Corp. head Rupert Murdoch • Complaining about getting “mobbed” by the press over the phone-hacking inquiry. Note: He’s in the media industry. He indirectly hires people to do this for a living. One of his lower-levels at Fox News, Griff Jenkins, is so well-known for being the jerk who ambushes people that people ambush Griff sometimes. He doesn’t see the irony in complaining about it?
10:20 // 2 years ago
April 25, 2012
Rupert Murdoch denies influencing UK politicians: The News Corp. leader, who has had a close personal relationship with a number of British prime ministers, denied undue influence on them. Murdoch spoke in front of an inquiry Wednesday tied to the company’s phone-hacking scandal.  “It is only natural for politicians to reach out to editors and sometimes proprietors if they’re available to explain what they’redoing and hoping it makes an impression,” Murdoch said. Since 1988, Murdoch has met with the various prime ministers 75 times — 31 for Tony Blair alone.

Rupert Murdoch denies influencing UK politicians: The News Corp. leader, who has had a close personal relationship with a number of British prime ministers, denied undue influence on them. Murdoch spoke in front of an inquiry Wednesday tied to the company’s phone-hacking scandal.  “It is only natural for politicians to reach out to editors and sometimes proprietors if they’re available to explain what they’redoing and hoping it makes an impression,” Murdoch said. Since 1988, Murdoch has met with the various prime ministers 75 times — 31 for Tony Blair alone.

10:57 // 2 years ago
April 24, 2012
I was not told sufficient information to go and turn over a whole bunch of stones that I was told had already been turned over. I don’t think that, short of knowing they weren’t giving me the full picture, I would’ve been able to know that at the time.
News Corp. exec James Murdoch • Speaking in front of an independent panel investigating the phone-hacking scandal facing his company — a scandal which has hurt his own reputation significantly and cost him a number of roles in News Corp. He’s already testified twice in front of similar panels. Murdoch’s dad, Rupert, will testify in front of the same panel Wednesday.
10:41 // 2 years ago
April 5, 2012
11:09 // 2 years ago
January 1, 2012
Rupert Murdoch joins Twitter: And, on top of giving props to Rick Santorum, he showed a little trouble getting used to stuff. Note the grayed-out entry from this screenshot we took about six hours ago. (It’s gone now.) On top of the lack of immediate profile pic, it seems like someone meant to search when they tweeted instead. Don’t worry Rupe; we’ve all been there. EDIT: Oh yeah, about that Alexander Hamilton tweet — he’s right, Hamilton did start up the New York Post.

Rupert Murdoch joins Twitter: And, on top of giving props to Rick Santorum, he showed a little trouble getting used to stuff. Note the grayed-out entry from this screenshot we took about six hours ago. (It’s gone now.) On top of the lack of immediate profile pic, it seems like someone meant to search when they tweeted instead. Don’t worry Rupe; we’ve all been there. EDIT: Oh yeah, about that Alexander Hamilton tweet — he’s right, Hamilton did start up the New York Post.

15:41 // 2 years ago
September 19, 2011

News International negotiates settlement with family of Milly Dowler

  • $4.7 million to Dowler family from News International source

» The negotiations aren’t final just yet: A News International spokeswoman confirmed that the company is negotiating a multi-million dollar settlement (about three million pounds) with the family of slain child Milly Dowler, who’s voicemail was hacked by the Murdoch-owned media giant following her abduction in 2002. This is a good example of the disparity of financial power between normal people and giant companies, and the problems that can lie therein; this sum, though it would be the company’s biggest ever payout, is in no way a prohibitive cost for a media empire like Murdoch’s.

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17:31 // 2 years ago
July 19, 2011

Holy crap. So this happened. Murdoch apparently got pied by some dude in a frumpy-looking flannel. This is the weirdest story ever.

12:04 // 3 years ago
10:32 // 3 years ago