Here comes a chopper to chop off your head… Well, Rebekah Brooks’ and Andy Coulson’s heads at any rate. Along with those of 6 other hacks from The News of the World (ob. 2011) and The Sun. It’s career death ...Read More »
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The UK’s Leveson Inquiry into media ethics, set up by PM David Cameron to take the heat off politicians for their cosy relationships with law-breaking newspaper groups, has well and truly backfired. For Cameron and co obviously, because their cringe-making ...Read More »
Why should we, you ask, when it’s so much fun? It is indeed fun to observe the over-mighty Murdochs, paterfamilias Rupert and once super-cocky son James suffering the slings and arrows of the commentariat, various MPs and, rather more worryingly ...Read More »
UK culture secretary Jeremy Hunt is clinging to his job, will Rupert Murdoch puts the skids under PM David Cameron?
Former News International boss James Murdoch was up before the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics today and, while James escaped pretty well unscathed (in part due to his professed reluctance to read evening emails revealing phone hacking on a grand ...Read More »
It’s no great surprise that James Murdoch has chosen to resign as chairman of British pay-TV company BSkyB in the wake of the phone-hacking and other scandals at his dad’s News Corporation (39 per cent owner of BSkyB). James has ...Read More »
It all seems a long time ago now but, pre-dating the phone hacking scandal’s full glory, the big media story in the UK was News Corporation’s bid to buy the 61 per cent of UK pay-TV operator BSkyB it didn’t ...Read More »
Murdoch says it’s to be The Sun on Sunday – did old mate Martin Sorrell have anything to do with this?
Well I only ask because: Rupert Murdoch’s statement today that he backs the Sun, wants to be bring back all the suspended (and arrested) journalists and still wants to launch The Sun on Sunday (‘in the near future”) flies in ...Read More »
Out of the frying pan into the fire you might say for Hamish McLennan who resigned as boss of WPP-owned Y&R last year and has now taken a new role, developing ‘global brand partnerships,’ for crisis-stricken News Corporation. McLennan, an ...Read More »
A News International spokesman tells us Sun editor Dominic Mohan is “not resigning” in the wake of five more high-profile arrests of his senior colleagues. Well, thank goodness for that. Someone has to be there to switch off the lights, ...Read More »
It must have been a big decision for former News of the World editor Colin Myler (he was in charge when Rupert Murdoch closed the paper at the height of the phone hacking scandal) when he chose, along with former ...Read More »