As Unemployed Lose Benefits DC Enjoys A Wonderful Year Of Patronage

By: Tuesday December 24, 2013 10:20 am

Thanks in part to the war economy give away/Ryan-Murray budget, the long term unemployed have lost their benefits and been left out in the cold this holiday season. Perhaps sometime next year they will get some of their benefits back though that may be too late to save them from the poverty they live on [...]

News Corp Disputes DOJ Notified Them Of Phone Records Subpoena

By: Monday May 27, 2013 7:28 am

News Corporation, parent company of Fox News, publicly disputed claims made by the Department of Justice concerning notifications received in the James Rosen press spying case. While DOJ asserts it notified News Corp of the subpoena that led to them seizing phone records of a journalist, News Corp said it had no records of any such [...]

News of the World Editors, Journalists Indicted in Phone Hacking Scandal

By: Tuesday July 24, 2012 10:24 am

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, two top editors at the now-defunct paper News of the World, have been indicted in the phone-hacking scandal that caused the paper’s shutdown and rocked Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp empire. Coulson, before stepping down last year, was actually the communications director for British Prime Minister David Cameron. Five News of [...]

More Illegal Conduct Alleged at News Corp Tabloid in Britain

By: Monday February 27, 2012 12:20 pm

It’s been a while since I’ve checked in on the phone hacking scandal in Britain, and there’s actually big news on that front today that could bring lots more pressure on News Corp. A new statement from a police chief investigating the scandal alleges that reporters at the tabloid The Sun gave bribes to public [...]

Murdoch Grilled at Parliamentary Inquiry Into Phone Hacking

By: Tuesday July 19, 2011 10:42 am

Rupert Murdoch’s testimony before the British Parliament will probably be seen by most as notable for the shaving cream pie attack he suffered, which will really ramp up the martyrdom complex significantly. But the hearings were notable for many other reasons. Before that, Murdoch claimed total ignorance of the phone hacking scandal at his News [...]

Murdoch’s News Corp. in Full Damage Control Mode

By: Monday July 18, 2011 1:30 pm

I think we’re so used in America to see corporate malfeasance get a free pass that we’re not particularly inclined to believe that News Corp. will be fatally wounded by this phone hacking scandal. I’m not so sure of that, not least because the story originated in, and is still being adjudicated in, Britain. To [...]

Durbin Joins Call for Congressional Hearings on News Corp. Scandal

By: Monday July 18, 2011 11:26 am

Another powerful Senator has called for an investigation into Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. after continued allegations and arrests into the phone hacking scandal in Britain. Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), the second-ranking Senate Democrat, has called for congressional hearings and investigations of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire to determine whether it employed illegal practices in the United [...]

News Corp. Loses Top Executive in Britain

By: Friday July 15, 2011 11:15 am

It’s a good thing we have News Corp. as some relief to the debt limit debacle. Today Rebekah Brooks, the chief executive of News International, the subsidiary which oversees all of the British news outlets for the company, resigned, delivering one of the best send-off photographs in world history to boot. Brooks announced her decision [...]

Report: FBI to Launch Investigation into News Corp. Phone Hacking of 9-11 Victims

By: Thursday July 14, 2011 12:09 pm

The Associated Press is reporting that the FBI has launched an investigation into News Corp. over allegations that their journalists attempted to hack into the voicemails of 9-11 victims. The decision to investigate was made after U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican, wrote FBI Director Robert Mueller demanding an investigation, said the official, who spoke [...]

Bipartisan Support for Phone Hacking Investigation of News Corp

By: Wednesday July 13, 2011 2:46 pm

Peter King (R-NY), a frequent guest on News Corp’s cable news properties (up to this point), just called for an FBI investigation into allegations that the company hacked into the voicemail accounts of 9-11 victims. Given King’s constant invocation of 9-11, only rivaled by Rudy Giuliani, this isn’t all that surprising. King said in the [...]

SEIU Donates $100,000 to Republican Governor’s Association

By: Thursday August 19, 2010 12:51 pm

Democrats are having some fun with the $1 million dollar donation by News Corp, the parent company of Fox, to the Republican Governor’s Association, the 527 which helps elect Republicans across the country. But Lindsay Beyerstein has a great catch from the rest of the public fundraising data released by the RGA: it turns out [...]

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