Claire writes: I don’t know how familiar readers outside the UK are with the goings on related to Rupert Murdoch, the News of the World newspaper and his bid for all the shares in satellite broadcaster B Sky B. However, a cartoon on the Guardian newspaper website makes much of Murdoch/Mordor(ch), Murdorc and casts Mr Murdoch as Gollum. The face on the ring is that of Rebekah Brooks, the CEO of News International, part of Mr Murdoch’s News Corp, who it seems is being protected at the expense of everyone and everything else.
Two weeks into the latest stage of the scandal over phone hacking and other illegal activities by Rupert Murdoch’s News International group in Britain, revelations continue to pour out, each more damaging than the last: here.
The New York Times published a column July 11 that portrays media mogul Rupert Murdoch as “alive and vigorous and noisy and relevant” and a “visionary” who shows “risk-taking determination”: here.