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July 9, 2013
17:33 // 9 months ago
June 14, 2013
True love wasn’t built to last: Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng are divorcing, though it’s not clear why yet. Anyone want to take any guesses?

True love wasn’t built to last: Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng are divorcing, though it’s not clear why yet. Anyone want to take any guesses?

11:07 // 10 months ago
April 20, 2013

mediaite:

Rupert Murdoch Defends NY Post‘s Boston Bombing Coverage On Twitter

Rupert Murdoch, getting roasted on Twitter for defending his New York Post’s running of a picture of two young men at the Boston marathon under the headline “BAG MEN.” In a classic case of journalistic gun-jumping, the men were not involved in the plot — one was a 17-year-old track runner from Revere High School who was forced to voluntarily approach authorities to clear his name. The comment of Murdoch’s that’s spurred the most derision, it seems, is that the Post withdrew the pictures when the FBI went another direction, a claim hard to decipher as pertains to one of the nation’s highest circulation print newspapers.

15:32 // 1 year ago
March 4, 2013
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.

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.

(via laughterkey)

15:07 // 1 year ago
December 3, 2012

On shedding tears for dead Murdoch projects

thecallus says: Shed no tears for dead Murdoch projects.

» SFB says: Why not? Does it make the people who worked on it terrible people because of the guy who kept the lights on? I understand the hate for Murdoch, but let’s put it this way: Real people work/worked these jobs (including, as I pointed out, some people who work on this site), and The Daily had few of the ideological issues that Murdoch’s oft-criticized tabloids or Fox News did. Maybe it didn’t work, but it was a constructive idea, not a destructive one. — Ernie @ SFB

(Source: theverge.com, via thecallus-deactivated20130520)

9:19 // 1 year ago
October 25, 2012
nypost:

New York Post cover for Thursday, October 25, 2012. Front page.
For America’s future, Post endorses Mitt Romney THE ONLY CHOICE !!!!!!!! 

Well of course he’s the only choice. You compared him to an empty chair.

nypost:

New York Post cover for Thursday, October 25, 2012. Front page.

For America’s future, Post endorses Mitt Romney THE ONLY CHOICE !!!!!!!! 

Well of course he’s the only choice. You compared him to an empty chair.

12:29 // 1 year ago
October 21, 2012
10:05 // 1 year ago
July 2, 2012
10:53 // 1 year ago
June 26, 2012
News Corporation confirmed today that it is considering a restructuring to separate its business into two distinct publicly traded companies.
A press release from News Corp. • Revealing that it is consid… oh you can read the quote! That’s like the entire statement, verbatim. (ht Matt)
10:44 // 1 year ago
May 28, 2012
Three things we learned about Tony Blair’s relationship with the media 
Hey hey, what’s shakin’ Tony? We heard you had to speak in front of the Levenson Inquiry today regarding your cozy relationship with the media, particularly between yourself and Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch’s already spilled the beans about a few things in his conversation with Lord Justice Leveson, but hearing from a former prime minister certainly makes for a fun time, right guys? Here are a few of our favorite highlights from the four-hour questioning session:
one According to the former British PM, he was only a business acquaintance with Rupert Murdoch — until he left office, that is. After that, the relationship became more personal, to the point where Blair became the godfather of Rupe’s daughter. Really.
two Even when it was strictly a business relationship, Blair saw “nothing odd” about calling up Murdoch in the hours before the Iraq War began and giving him personal briefings on the mission. Because, you know, whatever! Just business.
three Blair’s family has had its own struggles with the media. His wife, Cherie, reportedly has filed (or considered filing) over 30 lawsuits against media outlets in a five year period, in what Blair claims was a “personal vendetta.” source
» Blair also called Rebekah Brooks … with condolences: When Brooks, who is facing criminal charges in the phone-hacking scandal that led to the current inquiry, resigned from News Corp., Blair was one of the first to call. ”I’m somebody who doesn’t believe in being a fair-weather friend and certainly I said I was very sorry for what happened to her,” he explained. Because, hey, they were pals, too! (photo via the World Economic Forum)


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Hey hey, what’s shakin’ Tony? We heard you had to speak in front of the Levenson Inquiry today regarding your cozy relationship with the media, particularly between yourself and Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch’s already spilled the beans about a few things in his conversation with Lord Justice Leveson, but hearing from a former prime minister certainly makes for a fun time, right guys? Here are a few of our favorite highlights from the four-hour questioning session:

  • one According to the former British PM, he was only a business acquaintance with Rupert Murdoch — until he left office, that is. After that, the relationship became more personal, to the point where Blair became the godfather of Rupe’s daughter. Really.
  • two Even when it was strictly a business relationship, Blair saw “nothing odd” about calling up Murdoch in the hours before the Iraq War began and giving him personal briefings on the mission. Because, you know, whatever! Just business.
  • three Blair’s family has had its own struggles with the media. His wife, Cherie, reportedly has filed (or considered filing) over 30 lawsuits against media outlets in a five year period, in what Blair claims was a “personal vendetta.” source

» Blair also called Rebekah Brooks … with condolences: When Brooks, who is facing criminal charges in the phone-hacking scandal that led to the current inquiry, resigned from News Corp., Blair was one of the first to call. ”I’m somebody who doesn’t believe in being a fair-weather friend and certainly I said I was very sorry for what happened to her,” he explained. Because, hey, they were pals, too! (photo via the World Economic Forum)

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20:20 // 1 year ago