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Murdoch, Ailes, and Fox: Right from the start

A new book from reporter David Folkenflik details how Fox News’ shady practices have been around since day one.... Read more»

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Murdoch’s circle: The growing News International scandal

From phone hacking to bribery, the corruption at News International has involved many players — increasingly, ones close to Rupert Murdoch.... Read more»

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Murdoch, Murdoch, everywhere

Rupert Murdoch is the most powerful man in global media, which makes him a strong contender for the most powerful individual in the world. There is no good way to measure this, but the mere panoply of interests and the devil-may-care attitude his employees take toward professional ethics vastly magnifies his power and influence beyond merely giving people the news in his typical biased fashion.... Read more»

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News Corp. hacking scandal still hiding in plain sight

Rupert Murdoch is almost certainly the most powerful person in the most influential business on earth. And yet he is treated as a kind of innocent bystander to the criminal activity allegedly undertaken in his name.... Read more»

British MPs: Rupert Murdoch 'not fit' to run global firm

News Corporation's Rupert Murdoch is "not a fit person" to run an international company, British lawmakers have said. ... Read more»

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Ex-Murdoch editor arrested in UK phone-hacking scandal

Rebekah Brooks, the former News of the World editor, and her husband were among six people arrested by British police in dawn raids Tuesday connected with the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.... Read more»

Carlos Slim again tops Forbes billionaires list

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim has again topped Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's billionaires. ... Read more»

Cracks in the worldwide Murdoch empire

James Murdoch stepped down as News International executive chairman Wednesday morning over allegations of bribery at The Sun. This is just the latest in a series of tumultuous events surrounding News Corporation.... Read more»

5 Sun newspaper workers arrested in bribery sweep

Global media baron Rupert Murdoch pledged to not close The Sun newspaper after five of its staff were arrested Saturday morning in London on suspicion of bribery.... Read more»

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Billionaire media moguls vs. Occupy Wall Street

Hundreds of police officers, many wearing riot helmets, marched into lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park last week. The first thing the police did was clear out the journalists so that they could not see what was going on. Ironically, the owners of at least three New York newspapers could not have been happier.... Read more»

Murdoch, sons re-elected to News Corp. board

Rupert Murdoch apologized for the phone hacking scandal, but defended his company against angered investors at the News Corporation's shareholder meeting on Friday, the New York Times reports.... Read more»1

News Corp. redacted embarrassing hacking document

New documents published today cast doubt on News Corporation’s claims that top executives and editors at the now-defunct News of the World were unaware of widespread phone hacking at the paper.... Read more»


Why Foreign Corrupt Practices Act may be News Corp.'s next worry

The allegations against News Corp. of wide-scale corruption and obstruction of justice could violate a much bigger law than hacking: the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.... Read more»

FBI probes alleged News Corp. 9/11 hacking

The FBI is in the initial stages of an investigation of News Corp. over allegations employees hacked into a rival's website and its reporters sought access to phone records of 9/11 victims, Bloomberg reported Friday.... Read more»

News Corp. lawyers up with ex-federal prosecutors

The embattled media conglomerate News Corporation and its independent directors have not only hired top criminal defense lawyers, they’ve also hired former Justice Department prosecutors well-versed in U.S. bribery law.... Read more»

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Rupert, we hardly knew ye

The scandal facing the Murdoch empire that has dominated media news has certainly been riveting. But has it taught us anything we didn't already know?... Read more»

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