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Designer Accepts Damages Over Tabloid Hacking

LONDON (AP) — Interior designer Kelly Hoppen has accepted 60,000 pounds ($93,000) in damages for phone hacking from the publisher of the News of the World, lawyers for both sides said Friday. Hoppen, former stepmother of actress Sienna Miller, is one of scores of people accusing the tabloid of eavesdropping on cell phone voicemails. Her […]

October 7, 2011

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

What Fox News Isn’t

A few words on what Fox News is. The question has, of course, been debated forever. Fox says it is, as the name would suggest, a news network. Its critics say it is actually the propaganda arm of the Republican Party and that its highest loyalty is not to accuracy, fairness or other journalistic values […]

July 22, 2011

British PM Cameron Defends News Corp Ties

Conservative PM David Cameron, whose former communications director, once an editor at the now-closed News of the World, is among those indicted in the phone hacking scandal, defended his actions and promised to exact justice in front of Parliament Wednesday: Prime Minister David Cameron told British lawmakers Wednesday that if he knew then what he […]

July 20, 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