US Attorney General Eric Holder assured the families of September 11 victims yesterday that the US government is pursuing a criminal investigation into allegations that employees of Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate had hacked into their mobile phones: here.
New York comptroller nixes Murdoch deal: here.
Lee Fang, ThinkProgress: “After spending over a decade promoting President Bush, the PATRIOT Act, and the Iraq War, Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corporation appears to be up to the same tricks, this time with an hour-long promotional video about Bush’s leadership during the 9/11 attacks. Although News Corp. is perhaps best known for its Bush cheerleading through its Fox News subsidiary, the Bush documentary is airing on another News Corp. company with a better brand image, National Geographic”: here.
Britain: The Parliamentary Standards Commissioner was considering a complaint today after it was alleged Andy Coulson failed to disclose that he was still being paid by News International when he took up his job with the Conservatives: here.
Rupert Murdoch wants to sack half of Britain’s teachers and replace them with cranky computer systems sold by one of his companies: here.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is the godfather of one of Rupert Murdoch’s daughters, according to an interview with Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng in Vogue UK: here.