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February 13, 2012
No one can imagine quite the pressure he was under in July. The pace of it was incredible, it was very emotional and traumatic. This is very different.
A source speaking about Rupert Murdoch, who shuttered News of the World under difficult ethics-related circumstances last summer, and rumors surrounding NotW’s former sister paper, The Sun. After the arrest of nine current and former staffers in the past two weeks, word is that the paper’s climate has turned toxic, and some are concerned that Murdoch might close this iconic U.K. tabloid, too. Murdoch is heading to the paper later this week to quell those rumors. Would pay anything to be a fly on that wall.

(Source: reuters.com)

21:34 // 2 years ago
July 18, 2011
Conflicting info on the Rupert Murdoch thing — our prior report came from Bloomberg, the initial tweet came from CNBC, and this is from Reuters. Bloomberg hasn’t retracted its report, so we’re not assuming either report is the truth yet. So the big question is, who’s right? Twitter’s acting wonky tonight so our info is getting to us later than usual. Sorry for any delay.

Conflicting info on the Rupert Murdoch thingour prior report came from Bloomberg, the initial tweet came from CNBC, and this is from Reuters. Bloomberg hasn’t retracted its report, so we’re not assuming either report is the truth yet. So the big question is, who’s right? Twitter’s acting wonky tonight so our info is getting to us later than usual. Sorry for any delay.

21:36 // 3 years ago
July 15, 2011
Rebekah Brooks resigns as News International chief: That’s a head rolling, guys. The Telegraph has Brooks’ resignation letter, which includes this line which should give you an idea of where she stands in this mess: "As you can imagine recent times have been tough. I now need to concentrate on correcting the distortions and rebutting the allegations about my record as a journalist, an editor and executive." In other words … she’s gone, but she’s not exactly apologizing.

Rebekah Brooks resigns as News International chief: That’s a head rolling, guys. The Telegraph has Brooks’ resignation letter, which includes this line which should give you an idea of where she stands in this mess: "As you can imagine recent times have been tough. I now need to concentrate on correcting the distortions and rebutting the allegations about my record as a journalist, an editor and executive." In other words … she’s gone, but she’s not exactly apologizing.

5:32 // 3 years ago
July 11, 2011

News Corp. hacking scandal spreads to second paper

  • worse Shareholders owning stock in News Corp have sued the company in the wake of the shutdown of News of the World. The shareholders own less than 1 percent of the company combined. They’re also suing because News Corp took over Shine Group, Ltd., a company owned by Rupert Murdoch’s daughter.
  • worser Another News Corp. paper, The Sunday Times, has been accused of using identity theft (“blagging”) to steal personal information from British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, including information on Brown’s son — possibly leading to their early reporting on his cystic fibrosis. That means TWO papers are now implicated. source

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14:22 // 3 years ago