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  • Devil Baby Attack (video)

    01/17/2014 11:20:51 AM PST · by EBH · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/17/2014
    The video may make you think twice before peeking into the next stroller you see... What's being called a "devil baby" is terrorizing the streets of New York City...and it's all caught in a video that's gone viral. Residents are lured to a remote-controlled stroller with a robot “baby” crying inside, according to Daily Mail. Then, the animatronic “baby” jumps up, screams, vomits and even makes rude hand gestures. Their horrified reactions are all caught on video. It’s all a prank by the makers of a new horror film, “Devil’s Due,” to promote their movie.
  • Corporate Executives Join Soros-Backed 'Fly-In' Campaign to Push Amnesty

    10/29/2013 5:19:48 PM PDT · by iowamark · 18 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 28 Oct 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Several corporate executives have joined forces with prominent local lawmakers, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and George Soros’ National Immigration Forum (NIF) to organize a campaign on Monday to target GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to get them to try to support amnesty. Those executives include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Boeing CEO and chairman Jim McNerney, Marriott hotels chairman and CEO Bill Marriott, NewsCorp chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, and Disney president and CEO Bob Iger. Ballmer, McNerney, Marriott, Murdoch, and Iger, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro form the...
  • Mark Levin: Wall Street Journal Poll Showing Shutdown Has Hurt Republicans A "Fraud" (audio)

    10/11/2013 5:16:49 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 26 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 11, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MARK LEVIN: And you see folks, they all look at this poll, this NBC poll, and this has been all over FOX News today. And unfortunately nobody there reads PJ Media or listens to talk radio or reads the internet, because the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll is a fraud, an absolute fraud. Bryan Preston, he points it out. A sharp reader caught a statistical problem with that much-cited NBC/WSJ poll that shows Republicans are getting whooped in the shutdown. One-in-five respondents work for the federal government, twenty-percent of those polled. And yet in real life, eight-percent work for the federal...
  • Fox News will implode; VFTB at the Prophecy Summit: Joseph Farah

    10/11/2013 10:13:37 AM PDT · by Duke of Milan · 50 replies
    View From The Bunker podcast ^ | 10/10/2013 | Derek Gilbert
    Fox News will implode; VFTB at the Prophecy Summit: Joseph Farah Joseph Farah speaking about a TV program project that is being planned says from 14:32 through 15:55 in the interview: “I have to tell you…this may be a little controversial, but I believe, a lot of people look at Fox News as, you know, their alternative choice for tv and I think Fox has a lot of limitations and I am not particularly excited about it but one thing I do know is that whatever it is doing well right now it is not going to continue doing well...
  • Mirror journalist, Sun director to be charged over UK corruption

    08/20/2013 7:51:18 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    A former journalist at the Daily Mirror tabloid and a veteran editorial director at Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper are to be charged with making illegal payments to public officials, British prosecutors said on Tuesday.
  • Fox News parent company funneling money ... to Dems? Contributions favored Obama 5-to-1 over Romney

    07/23/2013 11:03:27 AM PDT · by ChristySue
    WND.com ^ | July 23, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    BBC July 23, 2013 A 25-year-old Ukrainian man has appeared in court charged with the "terrorist-related" murder of 82-year-old Mohammed Saleem in Birmingham. West Midlands Police said that Pavlo Lapshyn has also been charged in relation to explosions at three mosques. Mohammed Saleem was stabbed as he walked home after prayers from a mosque in Small Heath on 29 April. Mr Lapshyn was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Thursday. Mr Lapshyn, who comes from the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk, appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court flanked by three police officers. He was...
  • Rupert Murdoch could face criminal charges in US

    07/12/2013 9:37:15 AM PDT · by yoe · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 11, 2013 | Katherine Rushton
    US lawyers said that if the admission undermines his testimony to regulators, it could leave the News Corporation chief exposed under Title 18, Section 1001, which makes it illegal to lie to law enforcers. Mr Murdoch was filmed talking to disgruntled staff at The Sun after journalists at News Corporation’s British newspaper operation were accused of intercepting voicemails and bribing officials for stories. Journalists told him that they authorised payments to police “oblivious to the fact the long-term practice of this company to pay public officials was illegal”, and now felt they were being made “scapegoats”. Journalists told him that...
  • Tony Blair strongly denies affair with Wendi Deng as outrageous rumours sweep the internet

    06/14/2013 3:34:36 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14:25 EST, 14 June 2013 | Tom Leonard
    Tony Blair denied outrageous internet rumours today linking him with the divorce of Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng. The internet was awash with unfounded suggestions that the former Prime Minister may have been romantically involved with 44-year-old Miss Deng, who is a close friend. The feverish speculation followed a Twitter claim by BBC business editor Robert Peston, who has close links with senior Murdoch empire insiders, that he had been ‘told that undisclosed reasons for Murdoch divorcing Deng are jaw-dropping - & hate myself for wanting to know what they are’. The rumours are understood to have been emphatically rejected...
  • Rupert Murdoch, wife Wendi Deng getting divorced

    06/13/2013 2:21:19 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:43 PM | Dareh Gregorian , Carol Kuruvilla AND Barbara Ross
    Media titan Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Wendi Deng. The 82-year-old billionaire and CEO of News Corp. filed a one-page document in New York State Supreme Court indicating the start of the divorce Thursday morning. "The relationship between the husband and wife has broken down irretrievably," sealed court documents claim, according to a Murdoch spokesman. A source familiar with the case said the couple had a prenuptial agreement and that the split would have no effect on the management or ownership of the company.
  • School database loses backers as parents balk over privacy -(Gates Foundation funded Common Core )

    06/02/2013 9:32:36 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2013 | Stephanie Simon
    100 million database set up to store extensive records on millions of public school students has stumbled badly since its launch this spring, with officials in several states backing away from the project amid protests from irate parents. The database, funded mostly by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is intended to track students from kindergarten through high school by storing myriad data points: test scores, learning disabilities, discipline records - even teacher assessments of a child's character. The idea is that consolidated records make it easier for teachers to use software that mines data to identify academic weaknesses. Games,...
  • Schools' effort to shift to Common Core faces a difficult test

    06/02/2013 7:14:50 AM PDT · by opentalk · 39 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 1, 2013 | Howard Blume
    The passage for the seventh-grade lesson was blatantly offensive — an excerpt from a 1938 anti-Semitic children's book. But that was the point: to provide students in the Santa Ana school district with a perfect illustration of insidious propaganda. In the book, a mother and her son gather mushrooms in the forest, and she explains that, as with mushrooms, there also are poisonous people. Slapping his chest in pride, the boy says, "Of course I know, mother! They are the Jews!" When teachers expressed misgivings about the material, which also included an excerpt from a speech by Hitler, officials struck...
  • News Corp. Says It Was Not Told of Subpoena for Reporter’s Phone Records

    05/26/2013 10:37:32 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 26, 2013 | AMY CHOZICK
    News Corporation said on Sunday that it had no record of being notified by the Justice Department nearly three years ago of a subpoena for the telephone records of a reporter at its Fox News cable channel. The company’s chief legal counsel at the time also said that he had never seen material from the government related to the subpoena. The Justice Department has signaled that it notified News Corporation on Aug. 27, 2010, that it had seized the phone records of a Fox News reporter — who turned out to be the Washington correspondent James Rosen — after one...
  • Bombshell: News Corp. says it has no record of DOJ notification of Rosen subpoena

    05/26/2013 7:15:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 86 replies
    The “tonight’s news” referred to by The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza comes via the New York Times: Wow, tonight's news dramatically escalates the war between DOJ and Fox. Somebody is not telling the whole truth.— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) May 27, 2013 News Corporation said on Sunday that it had no record of being notified by the Justice Department nearly three years ago of a subpoena for the telephone records of a reporter at its Fox News cable channel [James Rosen]. The company’s chief legal counsel at the time also said that he had never seen material from the government related...
  • News Corp. OKs poison pill, buyback before split

    05/24/2013 1:10:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 24, 2013 3:10 PM EDT | Ryan Nakashima
    News Corp. said its board of directors has approved plans to split its entertainment and publishing businesses into two separate companies. The company also adopted a shareholder-rights plan designed to prevent a hostile takeover in the volatile trading period after the split is complete. The New York-based media conglomerate also said Friday that the target date for the split is June 28. The company holding its TV and movie properties will be 21st Century Fox. The new News Corp., a smaller entity, will be focused on newspapers and publishing. Both will be publicly traded, under separate ticker symbols. … The...
  • George Soros: Media Mogul (Lefty Businessman Spends Millions Funding Journalism)

    08/19/2011 8:23:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | August 15, 2011 | Dan Gainor and Iris Somberg
    On April 8, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi headlined a Boston conference on ''media reform.'' She was joined by four other congressmen, a senator, two FCC commissioners, a Nobel laureate and numerous liberal journalists. The 2,500-person event was sponsored by a group called Free Press, one of more than 180 different media-related organizations that receives money from liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros, who first made a name for himself in investing and currency trading, now makes his name in politics and policy. Since the 2004 election, the controversial financier has used his influence and billions to push a laundry list...
  • The Truth about Common Core (Bill Ayers)

    04/06/2013 6:34:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Selous Foundation ^ | October 16, 2012 | Mary Grabar
    I just heard another Republican politico, a state senator here in Georgia, at a meeting, claim that Common Core is not a federalized education curriculum, but a “state-led” education reform initiative. He could have been reading from a press release sent by the Obama Department of Education. In reality, Common Core was attached to millions of dollars in stimulus funds that were dangled by the feds before the states in a contest called “Race to the Top” during the 2009 economic crisis. The attached Common Core standards were not even written when states signed up. Writing the standards and attached...
  • Mark Levin Goes Off On Bill O’Reilly For His ‘Hit’ On Michele Bachmann

    03/21/2013 3:07:40 PM PDT · by Dysart · 48 replies
    Mediate ^ | 3-21-13 | Andrew Kirell
    On Thursday night, conservative radio host Mark Levin attacked Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and the “has-beens” at CNN for their “hit” on Rep. Michele Bachmann after she was caught racing away from a CNN reporter confronting her over factually inaccurate claims about the president’s “lavish” White House living. On Tuesday, CNN reporter Dana Bash attempted to confront Bachmann over her claims that the president has an extraordinarily luxurious lifestyle, but was famously met with deflection and a race away from the camera. On The O’Reilly Factor last night, the eponymous Fox host criticized Bachmann for her “trivial attacks on...
  • News summary: News Corp. cuts outlook, shares fall

    02/06/2013 10:46:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2013 6:25 PM EST
    News Corp. cut its annual forecast for operating income to grow by a “mid- to high single digit” percentage, down from the “high single- to low double-digit” percentage it predicted in November. …
  • Is Fox News really different?

    01/31/2013 7:11:03 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 92 replies
    WND.com ^ | January 29, 2013 | Joseph Farah
    For many Americans, Fox News is their “alternative” choice for news. They’ve made it the No. 1 cable news network, largely because they believe its “fair and balanced” promotional slogan. Many even believe Fox leans to the right and provides news they can’t get anywhere else. But is Fox really different from the rest of the media? Or has it been successful merely at positioning itself as different? Would it surprise you to know that individuals at News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, gave nearly six times as much money to Barack Obama than Mitt Romney in the...
  • News Corp To Buy SportsTime Ohio Channel From Cleveland Indians Owner: Report (Murdoch-Fox)

    12/04/2012 11:33:32 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 2 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 12/4/12 | Nancy Tartaglione
    In a move that would surely please Fox News chief (and Ohio native) Roger Ailes, News Corp is expected to announce it is acquiring regional sports network SportsTime Ohio. It’s currently owned by the Dolan family, which also owns the Cleveland Indians baseball team. The price tag is said to be about $230M, according to Reuters sources. This would be the second RSN deal for News Corp in less than a month: In November, the company acquired a 49% stake in The New York Yankees’ YES Network, giving it local media rights to the Bronx Bombers and Brooklyn Nets. That...
  • Who Owns the News Media

    09/21/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 24 replies
    Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read Back in 1983, approximately 0 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States. Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations. These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites. Sadly, most Americans don't even stop to think about who...
  • CAUGHT: FOX News Sister Censors US History Book on Jefferson's Faith

    08/13/2012 11:15:34 AM PDT · by rightjb · 13 replies
    RantPolitical.com ^ | 8-12-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    The sister company of FOX News is recalling history books that defend the Christian faith of Thomas Jefferson. Worse, the publisher NEVER called the author to allow him to defend or document his conclusions that were called into question by a liberal religious group that admitted they were against “conservatives in general.”CBN Video and interview here.FOX News has garnered an enormous audience since it began merely by catering to the conservative and independent viewer. While CNN is attracting it’s lowest audiences in history, FOX has continued to set viewership records. It is a common misdirect of the left that...
  • News Corp. Advances Plan to Split Up

    06/26/2012 11:25:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    WSJ ^ | Updated June 26, 2012, 8:54 p.m. ET | JOHN JANNARONE And DANA CIMILLUCA
    News Corp.'s board is set to decide Wednesday whether to proceed with a split of the media conglomerate into two companies, carving the bigger and more profitable entertainment businesses from the newspapers. If the board approves the split, News Corp. is expected to announce the restructuring Thursday morning, said a person familiar with the situation. News Corp. stock jumped 8.3% Tuesday to its highest level since 2007 after the company confirmed it was contemplating a split, without giving any details. News Corp. is mulling splitting its 20th Century Fox film studio, Fox broadcast network and Fox News channel from its...
  • Britain's Blair faces grilling over ties to Murdoch

    05/27/2012 10:37:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun May 27, 2012 10:35pm EDT | Kate Holton
    Tony Blair's decision to openly court Rupert Murdoch to win power and ensure favorable coverage during his decade-long tenure as British prime minister will come under scrutiny when he faces a media inquiry on Monday. The inquiry, ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron after Murdoch's now defunct News of the World tabloid admitted hacking phones, has tarnished Britain's elite by laying bare the collusion between politicians, the police and the media. Blair kicks off an important week at the Leveson inquiry by answering questions about his often obsessive media management which included courting Murdoch. The inquiry has so far focused...
  • Rupert Murdoch predicts global economic crash

    05/01/2012 9:33:08 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 6 replies
    http://twitchy.com ^ | April 30, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Governments worldwide have borrowed 100 trillion last ten years. Defaults inevitable sometime soon. Means crash, hurting rich and poor. — Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) May 01, 2012 The business mogul and Newscorp head gave a dire outlook for the world’s economic future. With the world’s debt crisis coming to a head will we see a massive crash? This billionaire sure seems to think so.
  • Lawyer for News Corp. says he knew hacking more widespread in 2008

    10/19/2011 2:04:04 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 3 replies
    Thompson Reuters News&Insight ^ | Oct. 19, 2011 | Reuters
    Julian Pike said he had been aware in 2008 that the practice of people hacking into phones to secure stories had been more widespread than the company acknowledged. But he told the Commons Culture Committee he had "not done very much" to dispute the firm's claims that only one rogue reporter was involved. He also told the committee he thought James Murdoch had made mistakes in his recollection of what he knew and when regarding the hacking.
  • Justice Seeks Info From News Corp.

    09/20/2011 5:32:48 PM PDT · by Buck-I-Guy · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9-20-11 | By THOMAS CATAN And DEVLIN BARRETT
    U.S. prosecutors have sent News Corp. a letter seeking information about possible payments made by its U.K. tabloid newspapers to British policemen, according to people familiar with the matter. The letter of request, sent last week, is part of a Justice Department investigation, these people said, into whether the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a U.S. law that prohibits companies from bribing foreign officials. The fact the Justice Department chose to issue a "letter of request" rather than a criminal subpoena suggests the department has opted for a less confrontational approach to the matter, legal experts say.
  • Fox News site calls Obama party a 'Hip-Hop BBQ' (Party had Hip-Hop celebrities and BBQ)

    08/05/2011 9:31:21 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    msnbc ^ | 8/5/2011 | BRIAN STELTER/ny times
    To most news Web sites, what happened at the White House on Thursday night was a private 50th birthday party for President Obama. To an editor at Fox News, it was something a little different. “Obama’s Hip-Hop BBQ Didn’t Create Jobs,” read the headline on an article on The Fox Nation,a conservative arm of FoxNews.com, which is owned by the News Corporation. Below the headline were photos of Mr. Obama and, separately, three black celebrities who attended the party, the basketball player Charles Barkley, the comedian Chris Rock and the rapper Jay-Z. Not pictured were any attendees of other racial...
  • Zondervan says connection to Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp 'does not present an ethical conflict'

    07/22/2011 7:06:22 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies
    M Live ^ | July 21st | Troy Reimink
    The scandal involving NewsCorp head Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid empire continues to widen, bringing scrutiny to, of all places, Grand Rapids and the Zondervan publishing company.
  • Report: Obama top recipient of News Corp. donations

    07/20/2011 1:11:02 AM PDT · by freejohn · 19 replies
    Political donations by News Corp., its employees and their families were evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, with President Obama the all-time leading recipient, according to a report from the Sunlight Foundation. The transparency watchdog noted Tuesday that Democrats received 51 percent of contributions while Republicans received 49 percent, despite the firm's highly publicized links to the GOP, such as a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association in August.
  • VIDEO: Rupert Murdoch Attacked At Parliament Hearing

    07/19/2011 9:27:08 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 48 replies
    News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch was testifying to British Parliament when he was attacked.
  • BREAKING-Deranged Person Attacks Rupert Murduch During NewsCorp Hearings!

    07/19/2011 9:15:42 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 144 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News/SKY | 7-19-11 | TCRLAF
    Breaking NOW
  • News of the World vs. WikiLeaks

    07/19/2011 7:05:51 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 24 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JULY 19, 2011 | Bret Stephens
    How does this year's phone hacking scandal at the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World . . . compare with last year's contretemps over the release of classified information by Julian Assange's WikiLeaks and his partners at the New York Times, the Guardian and other newspapers? At bottom, they're largely the same story. . . . Both, in short, are despicable instances of journalistic malpractice, for which some kind of price ought to be paid. So why is one a scandal, replete with arrests, resignations and parliamentary inquests, while the other is merely a controversy, with Mr. Assange's name...
  • Phone hacking: Australian politicians fight back against Rupert Murdoch's News Limited

    07/18/2011 10:11:11 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 5 replies
    The Telegraph, UK ^ | July 18, 2011 | The Telegraph
    Rupert Murdoch's News Limited is the most powerful media organisation in Australia, but has come under unprecedented scrutiny in the wake of the UK phone hacking scandal. Some have questioned its domination of the newspaper industry and are demanding an official investigation into News Limited's operations, although it has yet to find any evidence of wrongdoing. Here is some of the fighting talk that has come from Australia's leading politicians: Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, on Australian radio: "It's [News Limited] decided it wants to have an election. Ignore the fact that we had an election nine or 10 months ago....
  • News of the World phone hacking whistleblower found dead

    07/18/2011 10:40:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    http://www.guardian.co.uk ^ | Monday 18 July 2011 18.04 BST | Amelia Hill, James Robinson, Caroline Davies
    Death of Sean Hoare – who was first named journalist to allege Andy Coulson knew of hacking – not being treated as suspicious Sean Hoare, the former News of the World showbiz reporter who was the first named journalist to allege Andy Coulson was aware of phone hacking by his staff, has been found dead, the Guardian has learned. Hoare, who worked on the Sun and the News of the World with Coulson before being dismissed for drink and drugs problems, is said to have been found dead at his Watford home. Hertfordshire police would not confirm his identity, but...
  • Critics: WSJ edit is suck-up to Murdoch

    07/18/2011 9:09:57 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    Critics: WSJ edit is suck-up to Murdoch By: Reid J. Epstein July 18, 2011 09:38 AM EDT Safe to say the Wall Street Journal’s defiant editorial page defense of News Corp. in the growing phone hacking scandal did not convince anyone in the liberal blogosphere or the Journal diaspora. The scathing editorial, which attacks the Guardian, the New York Times, ProPublica and politicians who have called for investigations into News Corp., drew outrage from both inside the Journal newsroom – anonymously, of course – and from former Journal reporters. “(The) WSJ Editorial is sad,” wrote Sarah Ellison, former Journal reporter...
  • News and Its Critics (WSJ Editorial on News Corp. investigation)

    07/18/2011 6:40:16 AM PDT · by abb · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 18, 2011 | Editorial
    snip ...British tabloids have been known for decades for buying scoops and digging up dirt on the famous. Fleet Street has long had a well-earned global reputation for the blind-quote, single-sourced story that may or may not be true. The outrage in this case stems from the hacking of a noncelebrity, the murder victim Milly Dowler. snip The idea that the BBC and the Guardian newspaper aren't attempting to influence public affairs, and don't skew their coverage to do so, can't stand a day's scrutiny. The overnight turn toward righteous independence recalls an eternal truth: Never trust a politician. snip...
  • Dow Jones CEO Hinton to Resign

    07/15/2011 1:29:56 PM PDT · by library user · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 15, 2011
    Just a headline so far. The war against Murdoch and FOX News continues. Hinton is the latest casualty.
  • Guardian apology for Brown medical records story (Murdoch Witch Hunt walk-back begins)

    07/15/2011 11:12:55 AM PDT · by abb · 5 replies
    UK Press-Gazette ^ | July 15, 2011 | Dominic Ponsford
    The Guardian has apologised to The Sun fora front page report on Tuesday which stated that the paper had accessed the medical records of the infant son of former prime minister Gordon Brown. In a correction published on page 36 of today's paper, The Guardian admitted the mistake and apologised for the error. The Sun is now pursuing other news organisations which ran the story. The allegation that The Sun had hacked the medical records of Gordon Brown's infant son Fraser in 2006 led the news agenda and looked like being nearly as damaging for The Sun as allegations about...
  • In Interview, Murdoch Defends News Corp.

    07/15/2011 6:14:36 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 15, 2011 | Bruce Orwall
    In his first significant public comments on the tabloid newspaper scandal that has engulfed his media empire, News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch vigorously defended the company's handling of the crisis but said it would establish an independent committee to "investigate every charge of improper conduct." In an interview, Mr. Murdoch said News Corp. has handled the crisis "extremely well in every way possible," making just "minor mistakes." News Corp. owns The Wall Street Journal. The six-year saga centers on dubious reporting tactics at the company's News of the World tabloid in the U.K., a controversy that in...
  • It is in America that Rupert Murdoch faces ruin

    07/14/2011 1:32:43 PM PDT · by bobk333 · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8:15PM BST 14 Jul 2011 | Anne Applebaum
    The New York Times has put several journalists on producing acres of newsprint detailing the impact of the story on British politics, on News Corp's stock price, on London police... No doubt the NYT is motivated by its ever-earnest search for “all the news that’s fit to print”. But there are other things going on here, too. Murdoch is more than just another proprietor: he’s a bitter enemy. He owns the Wall Street Journal, the NYT’s main upmarket rival. He owns the New York Post, its main downmarket rival. More to the point, Murdoch owns Fox News, the enormously profitable...
  • FBI Opens News Corp. Hacking Probe (Regime opens direct attack on 1st Amendment)

    07/14/2011 1:29:58 PM PDT · by abb · 64 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 14, 2011 | Devlin Barrett
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened a probe into whether employees of News Corp. might have hacked or attempted to hack into the private calls and phone records of Sept. 11 victims and their families, according to people familiar with the matter. The investigation was opened Thursday morning, following a request a day earlier by Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.) who heads the House Homeland Security Committee and whose Long Island district was home to many victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks. The investigation will try to determine whether employees of News Corp. illegally accessed the private calls, voice-mail...
  • News Corp may be at risk for U.S. probe over bribery (Drudge: WILL OBAMA TARGET MURDOCH?)

    07/11/2011 5:33:31 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 14 replies
    Reuters US ^ | Mon Jul 11, 2011 | Jeremy Pelofsky and Carlyn Kolker
    Rupert Murdoch's News Corp could face probes by U.S. authorities for possibly violating bribery laws, compounding the media mogul's problems after a phone-hacking scandal in Britain. The Obama administration has significantly stepped up enforcement of anti-bribery laws in the last two years, winning big settlements from the likes of Daimler AG and BAE Systems Plc by focusing on bribes they paid to foreign officials to win lucrative contracts. Bribes for business have represented the bulk of these anti-bribery cases brought by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. It is unclear whether U.S. authorities would use scarce resources...
  • News of the World hacking row escalates(Murdoch newspaper scandal)

    07/05/2011 10:01:37 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/5/2011 | BBC
    New allegations have emerged of payments to the police as the row around the News of the World escalates. The paper's owners have passed to the police e-mails which appear to show that payments were authorised by the then editor, Andy Coulson. It comes as a solicitor representing some of the relatives of people who died in the 7/7 bombings says families may have been victims of hacking. MP's will hold an emergency debate in the House of Commons later. BBC business editor Robert Preston says the e-mail disclosure was "a significant development." He said it had an important political...
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 12, 2011 | INTERNET-HAGANAH.com
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • Remember this?

    04/01/2011 6:42:37 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787
    The Radio Patriot ^ | April 1, 2011 | Andrea Shea King
    Last night on my radio program, I read an open letter to Fox News president Roger Ailes written by Sharon Rondeau of The Post & Email, taking him to task for not reporting on and investigating Barack Obama's background and Constitutional presidential eligibility.It reminded me of another letter written nearly two years ago by John Hemenway, Esq. to Rupert Murdoch, CEO of NewsCorp., parent company of Fox News...May 14, 2009Dear Rupert,
  • NEWS CORP - ROGER AILES: Judith Regan's New Story Is That Roger Ailes Did Not Tell Her To Lie

    02/27/2011 8:52:14 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    TBI ^ | Henry Blodget
    NEWS CORP ISSUES WEAK STATEMENT ON ROGER AILES: Judith Regan's New Story Is That Roger Ailes Did Not Tell Her To Lie Henry Blodget Feb. 27, 2011, 11:32 AM Now that there's a rumor going around that FOX boss Roger Ailes is going to be indicted for telling underling Judith Regan to lie to federal investigators, it makes sense to take a closer look at what News Corp. has said about the matter. When the New York Times broke the story last week that Judith Regan had accused Ailes of this--and had a recording of the telephone call to prove...
  • News Corp.’s Net Income More Than Doubles, Led by Its Cable Networks

    02/02/2011 9:31:38 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 1 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2 Feb 2011 | Brian Stelter
    Joining other media companies in reaping the benefits of a rebounding advertising market, the News Corporation said Wednesday that it had more than doubled its net income in the quarter that ended Dec. 31. The News Corporation reported net income of $642 million, or 24 cents a share, compared with $254 million, or 10 cents a share, in the period a year earlier. The company registered a $275 million charge related to the layoffs and changes at MySpace, the beleaguered social networking site that it is trying to sell. As in previous quarters, cable networks like Fox News Channel and...
  • Person of the Year

    12/18/2010 10:44:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 3+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 17, 2010 | RAJIV SRINIVASAN
    FORT LEWIS, Wa. — Mark Zuckerberg is a name I grew quite familiar with even through my year in Kandahar. Facebook was the novelty through which I interacted with most of the world back home. Though it was accessible only on our trips to the forward operating base — no connectivity on our stranded outpost in the Zhari District. Despite all that Facebook meant to me while at war, I was less than thrilled to find that Mr. Zuckerberg had been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. The distinguished title goes to the man or woman deemed to have...
  • Jon Stewart Rips Fox's GOP Contribution, Ignores Viacom's Dem Donations

    08/19/2010 6:25:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 19, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    Comedian Jon Stewart on Wednesday bashed Fox News for parent company News Corporation's $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association. Unfortunately, Stewart failed to inform his viewers that Viacom, the parent company of Comedy Central, has so far given disproportionately to Democrats this year. Also missing in the "Daily Show" host's attack of FNC and Glenn Beck was that News Corp. prior to this contribution had historically given more to Democrats than Republicans. Such facts were unimportant Wednesday evening, for Stewart was on another in a long line of Fox News is the devil incarnate rants (video follows with...