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Documents Cast New Doubt on James Murdoch’s Denial Of Knowledge Of Phone-Hacking

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers and former executives have cast fresh doubt on the denials made by Rupert and James Murdoch over Britain’s phone hacking scandal, raising the prospect that the media tycoon’s son could be recalled for a new grilling by U.K. legislators. In written testimony released by lawmakers Tuesday, former Murdoch lieutenants poked holes […]

August 16, 2011

The Rupester Gets His Comeuppance

If Rupert Murdoch’s voicemail was hacked: BEEP: “Rupert, this is Wendi. Guess what? Piers Morgan called and he wants me to do a whole hour about me punching that pie-thrower at Parliament! I know you’d rather I give the interview to Fox but, darling, Piers and I go way back. Please be a love and […]

July 25, 2011

Murdoch Gets Hit By Pie in Face, Ducks Any Real Concessions in Testimony Before Parliament

While testifying before a committee of the British Parliament with his son, James, Rupert Murdoch was pied in the face by a comedian named Johnnie Marbles — if we are to believe Mr. Marbles’ Tweets. Describing the incident, The Guardian referred readers to the Urban Dictionary definition of “clusterfuck.” As Prime Minister David Cameron returned […]

July 19, 2011

Live-Blogging of Murdoch Testimony Before Parliament

Below is the transcript of The National Memo’s live-blogging of News Corp testimony delivered before Parliament on July 19, 2011. Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive of News Corp; his son, James Murdoch; and Rebekah Brooks, a top lieutenant who resigned from her post last week, spoke before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. […]

July 19, 2011

Fox News Parent Company At Risk Of Federal Bribery Charges As Britain’s Biggest Newspaper Publishes Its Last Issue

If media mogul Rupert Murdoch thought that closing The News of the World, Britain’s largest-circulation newspaper, would keep the cops and the press and British politicians from investigating the phone-hacking conspiracy and cover-up that seems to get worse with each day…well, he was wrong. The abrupt closing at the World — which sold more than […]

July 10, 2011

How Many Murdoch Lieutenants Were Complicit In Phone-Hacking?

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp empire is shaking, as new evidence of lying and snooping and kickbacks at his top British tabloid has cost his company billions of dollars and may take down his son James, the heir to the political-media machine that owns a huge chunk of the British news landscape. No one knows yet […]

July 7, 2011