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News Corp’s Revenue Falls For Third Straight Quarter

The company, controlled by Rupert Murdoch, said on Thursday revenue from its news and information business fell about 11 percent to $1.29 billion in the first quarter

November 5, 2015

News Corp. Nixes Hacking Joke At Emmy Awards

Sunday night’s Emmy Awards broadcast had glitz, gowns, glamour… and censorship. Alec Baldwin had planned to make a joke about News Corp.’s recent phone-hacking scandal during the awards show’s opening sketch. FOX, which is owned by News Corp., removed the joke from the previously recorded skit. A network spokeswoman said the decision was made because […]

September 19, 2011

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

British Phone Hacking Whistleblower Found Dead as Scandal Continues to Grow

LONDON (AP) — Scotland Yard’s assistant commissioner resigned Monday, a day after his boss also quit, and fresh investigations of possible police wrongdoing were launched in the phone hacking scandal that has spread from Rupert Murdoch’s media empire to the British prime minister’s office. Prime Minister David Cameron called an emergency session of Parliament on […]

July 19, 2011

Murdoch Scandal Leads to Resignation of Second Scotland Yard Official

LONDON (AP) — Claims of illegal eavesdropping, bribery and collusion hit at the heart of Britain’s police on Monday with the rapid-fire resignations of two of its top officers. Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday called an emergency session of Parliament on the phone hacking crisis that has spread from slashing billions off of Rupert […]

July 18, 2011

U.S. Attorney General Opens Investigation Of Murdoch As Top News Corp Executives Quit

One day after Rupert Murdoch tried to tell the Wall Street Journal that the phone-hacking scandal that had engulfed his worldwide media empire and scuttled his planned $12 billion purchase of a British satellite company involved only “minor mistakes,” two of his top executives quit and Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he was opening […]

July 15, 2011

Report: FBI Is Investigating Murdoch

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. sought to hack into the phones of Sept. 11 victims, a law enforcement official said Thursday. The official spoke Thursday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. […]

July 14, 2011

FOILED: Murdoch Surrenders On Corporate Acquisition In Face Of Escalating Phone Hacking Scandal

LONDON (AP) — Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. media empire dropped its bid to takeover lucrative British Sky Broadcasting on Wednesday ahead of a House of Commons vote in which all three major parties were to issue that very demand. News Corp. deputy chairman and president Chase Carey said “it has become clear that it is […]

July 13, 2011

9/11 Victims And Prince Of Wales Were Targeted By Murdoch Reporters

The endless stream of revelations about the alleged criminal conspiracies at the heart of Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid empire continued throughout the day on Monday, as his News International company came under relentless attack from British politicians for breaking into voicemails and paying off police officers. News Corp’s proposed $10 billion+ purchase of the BSkyB […]

July 11, 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