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Britain: JAMES Murdoch came under further pressure yesterday as two Labour MPs suggested he may have lied to the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on Tuesday. This came in the wake of a statement issued by two former top executives of News of the World: here.
Two former News of the World executives have challenged the evidence that James Murdoch gave to a House of Commons select committee last week: here.
Andy Coulson, former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World and one-time aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, is under investigation by Strathclyde Police into “allegations that witnesses gave perjured evidence in the trial of Tommy Sheridan and into alleged breaches of data protection and phone hacking,” Chief Constable George Hamilton has confirmed: here.
USA: William Rivers Pitt, Truthout: “I did a running diary of the Fox News coverage of the Murdoch hearings in Britain on Tuesday, and thought it would be a fine idea to watch Fox for a few hours on Thursday to see how often they talked about that testimony, as well as the whole phone-hacking scandal. I decided to recreate a ‘Watching Fox’ running diary I did ten years ago. Ugh. What follows is a blow-by-blow breakdown of my Thursday with Fox News. I lasted as long as I could, and I’m not doing it again for another ten years”: here.
Counting Murdoch’s billions: here.
How Murdoch’s Times of London and Fox News Coordinate Their Deceitful Reporting on Climate Change: here.
Mubarak and Murdoch: The Arab Spring Gives Way to the Anglo-American Summer. Rich Broderick, Ground Zero: “A pair of aging despots, each in his 80s. One of them has already witnessed the previously unthinkable unraveling of his evil empire. The other is witnessing the first irreversible steps in the previously unthinkable unraveling of his evil empire. Despite the different realms of activity in which these two vile creatures operated, each ruled by identical means and methods: fear, brutality, manipulation, bribery and deceit, the last of which the minions of Honsi and Rupert churned out in a ceaseless flood of propaganda distributed through thoroughly corrupt and intimidated media outlets”: here.
Britain: MPs asked a top law firm for precise information today about its investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World on behalf of the paper’s publishers: here.
Murdoch’s 12 Mortal Sins. Russ Baker, Who What Why: “Rupert Murdoch has had a profound influence on the state of journalism today. It’s a kind of tribute, in some sense, that the general coverage of his current troubles has reflected the detrimental effect of his influence over the years. Right now, the media, by and large, are focusing on tawdry ‘police blotter’ acts of the very sort that have historically informed Murdoch’s own tabloid sensibility, while the bigger picture gets short shrift”: here.
British police: Simon Basketter on a century of bribes, beatings and bungs – the Murdoch scandal is just the tip of the iceberg: here.