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The big News of the World scandal isn’t the phone hacking it’s the Establishment cover-up

And the cover-up embraces News International journalists, its managers (many of whom are former hacks) and the very highest levels of ultimate owner News Corporation whose senior executives, including one R. Murdoch, were hardly unaware of the prevailing culture at ...

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Sky Sports sacking Andy Gray is well out of order – have the Muppets taken over at Sky and News Corporation?

Sky Sports veteran football analyst Andy Gray has been sacked for making some mildly disobliging remarks about female line runner Sian Massey (his co-host Richard Keys was rather ruder and keeps his job). The clincher for Gray seems to have ...

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Ofcom calls for Competition Commission scrutiny of News Corporation BSkyB bid

As we all thought it would, but what will in-the-doghouse Vince Cable’s replacement on the media front, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, decide to do? Insiders say he’d like to wave it through, Rupert Murdoch opponents say this would be outrageous. ...

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News Corp slims down MySpace for cut-price sale

News Corporation is cutting around 500 jobs at embattled social network site MySpace as part of a slimming down process clearly intended to attract a buyer. It looks highly unlikely that it will recover the $580m it paid to buy ...

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