Rupert Murdoch scandal escalates


Rubert Murdoch, his underling Rebekah Brooks, David Cameron, and the phone hacking scandal, cartoon from The Independent

Two of Britain’s most senior police officers have now been forced to resign over the escalating News International phone-hacking scandal: here.

John Yates quit after learning Met watchdog’s plan to suspend him: here.

Left Labour MP Dennis Skinner branded Prime Minister Camerondodgy Dave” today as the escalating Establishment scandal cast a huge cloud over 10 Downing Street: here.

The Press Complaints Commission (PCC) has come in for some serious flak from the three main party leaders in the still fast-moving slipstream of the News International phone hacking scandal: here.

News of the World phone-hacking whistleblower found dead: here.

New NYT report on News Corp’s elaborate efforts to cover up the hacking scandal: here.

Allegations Fox News chief Roger Ailes constructed an underground bunker within the Fox News headquarters to perform “counterintelligence” that may include illegally hacking phone calls: here.

Rupert Murdoch Has Gamed American Politics Every Bit as Thoroughly as Britain’s: here.

Two years ago, e-mail files of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia were hacked and selectively posted on the web. Rupert Murdoch newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, expressed shock at the “criminal conspiracy” and “scientific blacklisting” http://bobpark.physics.umd.edu/WN09/wn120409.html. The “gate” suffix was added to invite comparison with the infamous break-in at the Watergate by Nixon’s goons, but the climategate burglars were treated as heroes. There was not one line of criticism about the only criminal offense in the whole sordid climategate affair of hacking into private files. It is ironic that hacking by the Murdoch papers is now threatening the Murdoch empire: here.

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