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Murdoch Tweets Praises His Movies

2nd January 2012

Vacationing on St. Bart's in the Caribbean, Rupert Murdoch opened a Twitter account over the weekend and promptly used it to promote two movies that units of his News Corp have released. "I LOVE the...

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End Of The Murdoch Era?

8th December 2011

Veteran media critic Ken Auletta has predicted the downfall of the Rupert Murdoch dynasty. In his New Yorker column this week, Auletta observes that on the wall of his office, Murdoch displays the front pages...

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Who Hired Private Eye To Hack Into Celebrities' Voicemails?

28th November 2011

Glenn Mulcaire, the private detective who is accused of hacking into the voicemails of hundreds, if not thousands, of celebrities, politicians, and others, has filed an appeal against a court ruling that he cannot rely...

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Lachlan Murdoch Accused Of Witnessing Bribery Attempt

28th November 2011

In yet another scandal involving Rupert Murdoch and his sons, a former Australian senator has claimed that Lachlan Murdoch was present when an executive of News Ltd., News Corp's Australian arm, offered an Australian legislator...

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Hugh Grant Testifies At U.k. Hacking Inquiry

22nd November 2011

Hugh Grant on Monday implicated another British tabloid in the telephone hacking scandal that has until now focused on the now-defunct Rupert Murdoch tabloid News of the World . In an appearance before the Leveson...

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Hugh Grant Suspects Tabloids Of Burgling Flat

21st November 2011

Hugh Grant believes his phone was hacked by the UK's Mail on Sunday newspaper - a publication not owned by Rupert Murdoch, who closed down the News of the World following a widely reported hacking...

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A Fired News Of The World Editor Comes Clean

16th November 2011

A central figure in the News of the World telephone hacking scandal has acknowledged that Rupert Murdoch, his son James, and former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks were kept in the dark about the hacking...

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Murdoch To Face Shareholder Storm Over Hacking

21st October 2011

News Corp shareholders, who are holding their annual meeting in Los Angeles today (Friday), are expected to hear new accusations directed against the company by Labor MP Tom Watson, who will be attending the meeting....

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New York City Pension Funds To Vote Against Murdochs

20th October 2011

Add New York City's pension funds to those of other large shareholders who plan to vote against the reelection of Rupert Murdoch, his sons James and Lachlan, and their close associates sitting on the board...

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Wolff Out At Adweek After Row With Publisher

19th October 2011

After a much-rumored dispute with James Finkelstein, chairman of Prometheus Global Media, Michael Wolff has stepped down as editorial director of Adweek . Wolff had overseen the remake of Adweek from a typical trade publication...

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Another Investors Groups Calls For Murdoch To Step Down

17th October 2011

CalPERS, the nation's largest public pension fund, is joining other large investors in News Corp that are calling for the ouster of Rupert Murdoch and his sons James and Lachlan from the company's board of...

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Another Shareholders Group Wants Murdoch Out

14th October 2011

Yet another key group of shareholders has called for the removal of Rupert Murdoch and his sons from the board of News Corp. "The time is right for the company to appoint an independent chairman...

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Investor Consultants Urge Vote Against Murdochs

10th October 2011

In the wake of the News of the World telephone hacking scandal, San Francisco-based Glass Lewis, which advises institutional investors that together manage more than $17 trillion in assets, has recommended that News Corp investors...

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Will Hackergate Cost Murdoch Bskyb?

27th September 2011

Labor MP Tom Watson, who has been leading the attack in Britain's Parliament on News Corp and its British subsidiary News International over the phone hacking charges, has lashed out at Rupert Murdoch, his son...

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Report Former Tabloid Editor Paid By Paper And Police

26th September 2011

A former deputy editor of the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World , was paid nearly $40,000 after leaving the newspaper and going to work as a consultant for Scotland Yard. The London Daily...

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Ted Turner Says Murdoch Must Step Down

20th September 2011

Cable pioneer Ted Turner, who once frequently tangled with News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch but recently made peace with him, predicted today (Tuesday) that the telephone hacking scandal that has embroiled Murdoch's British newspaper unit,...

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Now Murdoch Faces U.s. Bombardment

14th September 2011

As if Rupert Murdoch did not already have enough turmoil to deal with as his British news unit faces increased scrutiny from police and politicians following the recent phone-hacking scandal, now a significant revolt is...

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Murdoch Hacking Scandal A "Black Eye"

9th September 2011

News Corp shareholders who received copies of the company's annual report found a letter attached from company chairman Rupert Murdoch in which he attempts to put the telephone hacking scandal in the U.K. into the...

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Murdoch's To Testify Under Oath About Hackergate

31st August 2011

Brian Leveson, the English judge who will head the inquiry into phone hacking, is expected to call Rupert Murdoch and his son James to testify under oath about their knowledge of the activity at News...

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Hackergate Probe Why Was Coulson Paid After He Quit?

24th August 2011

New questions have arisen about why Andy Coulson was awarded a substantial severance package paid over several years after he resigned as editor of News of the World when the scandal over voicemail hacking first...

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Apes Rises -- And So Does Chernin

9th August 2011

Peter Chernin, who was believed to be the likely successor to Rupert Murdoch, must have been experiencing a profusion of schadenfreude Monday as final box office figures showed that the first film from Chernin Entertainment,...

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Rupert Murdoch Pie Attacker Has Sentence Reduced

5th August 2011

A man jailed for attacking media mogul Rupert Murdoch with a cream pie during a British parliamentary committee inquiry has had his sentence reduced by two weeks.Jonathan May-Bowles, also known as Jonnie Marbles, was ordered...

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Rupert Murdoch Attacker Jailed

3rd August 2011

A man who hurled a cream pie at media mogul Rupert Murdoch during a British Parliament committee inquiry has been jailed for six weeks.Jonathan May-Bowles attempted to shove a plate of shaving cream into the...

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Rupert Murdoch Attacker Convicted Of Assault

29th July 2011

A man accused of attacking media mogul Rupert Murdoch with a cream pie during a recent British Parliament committee inquiry has been convicted of assault.Murdoch and his son James were being quizzed over the News...

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Murdoch Biographer Accuses Rupert Of Lying To Parliament

27th July 2011

Michael Wolff, the author of the Rupert Murdoch biography The Man Who Owns the News , has accused Murdoch of lying to a Parliamentary committee last week when he stated that he had little involvement...

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Top Scotland Yard Official Accuses Murdoch

25th July 2011

The president of the British Association of Chief Police Officers has accused News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch of showing "a complete denial of any responsibility" for the telephone hacking activities that forced the shutdown of...

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During Scandal, The Son Rises

20th July 2011

The assured and astute performance of James Murdoch in fielding questions from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons on Tuesday may have lifted his chances of running the media conglomerate...

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Roger Taylor To Re-release Anti-murdoch Anthem

20th July 2011

Queen rocker Roger Taylor is to re-release a 1994 protest song he wrote about media tycoon Rupert Murdoch as the mogul fights to save his embattled empire's reputation amid the ongoing phone-hacking scandal.Murdoch's News Corporation...

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Piers Morgan Dragged In To Phone-hacking Scandal

20th July 2011

TV newsman Piers Morgan has lashed out at a U.K. politician who alleged the talent show judge had previously "boasted" of hacking phones during Rupert Murdoch's grilling by a British Parliament committee inquiry on Tuesday...

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Murdoch Hearing A Yawn -- Especially For Murdoch

19th July 2011

Questioning of Rupert Murdoch and his son James by a Parliamentary committee was interrupted today (Tuesday) when a man in the public gallery advanced toward the elder Murdoch with a plate full of shaving cream,...

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