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July 19, 2011

Rupert Murdoch’s empire, in graphical form: Tumblr’s new multi-photo layout feature seems really freaking cool to us. So we had this idea for seeing how we’d use it to present news. Our subject? Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. — mainly, to emphasize the scope of the dude’s empire. We created this in about an hour using InDesign. Enjoy! (Some sources we used: Mogulite, L.A. Times, The Guardian, The National Post, News Corp.)

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22:46 // 2 years ago

Recap: Key highlights from Rupert Murdoch’s hearing

  • hearing Today was a pretty harrowing day for News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch. He went before the British parliament with his son James regarding the ongoing phone hacking scandal.
  • result Both Rupert and his son maintained they didn’t know anything. James talked a lot more than his dad — but paused when a member of parliament obliquely compared the scandal to Enron.
  • dessert? Toward the end of the hearing, someone snuck in and gave Rupert a pie to the face — a not-so-tasteful distraction that nearly overshadowed the fairly serious situation at hand. source

» If the hearing wasn’t enough to make Murdoch sweat, LulzSec might be able to do the trick. They’re reportedly going to release a whole bunch of emails from News International staffers. Those emails will show what various people in the organization know, if they know anything about the phone hacking. They’ve already released Rebekah Brooks’s email password.

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15:28 // 2 years ago
cheatsheet:

Murdoch pie thrower is an “activist, comedian, father figure and all-round nonsense.”

Amusing.

cheatsheet:

Murdoch pie thrower is an “activist, comedian, father figure and all-round nonsense.”

Amusing.

12:22 // 2 years ago

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 // 2 years ago

News Corp. hacking scandal committee hearing: In case you’re just checking in now, here’s how the hearing began.

11:01 // 2 years ago
More on the “willful blindness” thing: From The New Statesman’s David Allen Green. It’s fascinating that James Murdoch was so lost on this question. It’s a moment that will stand out in the coverage.

More on the “willful blindness” thing: From The New Statesman’s David Allen Green. It’s fascinating that James Murdoch was so lost on this question. It’s a moment that will stand out in the coverage.

10:52 // 2 years ago
"Are you aware of ‘willful blindness?’" How to catch James Murdoch off-guard. Surprisingly, Rupert was able to handle it deftly in comparison.

"Are you aware of ‘willful blindness?’" How to catch James Murdoch off-guard. Surprisingly, Rupert was able to handle it deftly in comparison.

10:44 // 2 years ago
10:32 // 2 years ago
thedeadline:

Rupert hangs his head.

thedeadline:

Rupert hangs his head.

10:24 // 2 years ago
July 18, 2011
More on Rupert Murdoch possibly stepping down: The CEO of News Corp. may leave his post based on his performance tomorrow in front of the British Parliament. Chase Carey, above (impressive ‘stache, eh?), would be his likely replacement. This would be a slight to Murdoch’s own son James, by the way. It would be a staggering fall for the self-made media mogul, to put it lightly. (EDIT: There are conflicting reports.)

More on Rupert Murdoch possibly stepping down: The CEO of News Corp. may leave his post based on his performance tomorrow in front of the British Parliament. Chase Carey, above (impressive ‘stache, eh?), would be his likely replacement. This would be a slight to Murdoch’s own son James, by the way. It would be a staggering fall for the self-made media mogul, to put it lightly. (EDIT: There are conflicting reports.)

20:30 // 2 years ago