All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Rupert Murdoch’

Rebekah Brooks Charged in UK Phone Hacking Scandal

Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International and the ex-editor for News of the World, will be brought up on charges in the phone-hacking case, along with seven other individuals. If she’s found guilty of the crimes, which including conspiring to intercept communications without lawful authority, Brooks could face up to two years in prison. Altogether, the group …

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FOX News Film Abandoned by Producers, HBO

The FOX News film that was in production over at HBO has been cancelled by the picture’s producers, citing a conflict of interest. HBO has ties to CNN, as they’re both owned by the folks over at Time Warner, which made crafting such a movie a bit inappropriate. Given HBO’s history of producing controversial, hard-hitting documentaries that don’t pull punches, …

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Rupert Murdoch Tweets Scientology Rant, Sparks Backlash

Rupert Murdoch, who is no stranger to controversy, recently used social media to spark a big conversation about Scientology and whether or not it should be called a “cult”. The whole thing started with the breakup heard ’round the world on Friday, as news of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ divorce broke open and spilled across the internet. Cruise, who …

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News Corp. Board Approves Split Unanimously

The News Corp. Board of Directors unanimously approved the companies split into two separate entities last night after hearing presentations from financial advisors and chairman, Rupert Murdoch himself. The split was formally announced in a company memo this morning, and the organization’s print media and broadcast/film entities will be split becoming two separately functioning companies. Murdoch is to remain chairman …

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News Corp. and Rupert Murdoch Consider a Spin Off

Despite previous reservations by News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, the company is contemplating a split of their news and film assets from their print publication and newspaper divisions. Currently News Corp owns 20th Century Fox film studio, Fox broadcast network and Fox News channel, in the way of television and film. As far as newspaper and print media goes, they …

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Rupert Murdoch Congratulates Zuckerberg on IPO

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch congratulated Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s IPO, and urged him to continue working. Murdoch, who in the past lamented a lack of civility on Twitter, still takes to the platform to project his varied musings. Here he wishes Zuckerberg happiness: Follow @rupertmurdoch Rupert Murdoch @rupertmurdoch Warm congrats to Mark Zuckerberg. Much happiness, but don’t stop working! 21 …

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Rupert Murdoch Courts Twitter for Ron Paul Debate

Rupert Murdoch, the man with world’s most wrinkly hands, is back on Twitter, trying to improve the level of discourse coming across his account, something he’s already complained about in recent tweets. To his credit, instead of further lamenting about the quality of Twitter interaction, Murdoch took it upon himself to improve it by asking a simple question, one that …

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Rupert Murdoch’s Twitter Struggles Continue

Rupert Murdoch might be having trouble finding people who want to engage in highly intellectual and insightful discourse on Twitter, but that’s not stopping him from using the micro-blogging site for one of its most revered purposes: complaining. As you can see in the tweet above, Murdoch bemoaned the lack of civility on Twitter and went so far in his …

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Rupert Murdoch Predicts the Demise of Print Media

Rupert Murdoc has predicted that there will be no newspapers in ten years time, saying internet competition and government overregulation will lead to its demise, The Gaurdian is reporting. Murdoch, News Corps chairman and chief executive begged Lord Justice Leveson for “some care” in his decision for the future of press regulation in the UK. The inquiry comes after News …

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Rupert Murdoch Lashes Out at ‘Enemies’ on Twitter

Rupert Murdoch, that mogul who most epitomizes the conflict between the old guard of industry and the internet, lashed out at unnamed competitors who are “piling on with lies and libels.” Murdoch, the CEO and founder of News Corporation, used his Twitter account to berate his critics. @rupertmurdochRupert Murdoch Seems every competitor and enemy piling on with lies and libels. …

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Rebekah Brooks Arrested in NewsCorp Scandal

Operation Weeting, one of the the British Metropolitan Police operations in England tasked with investigating the phone-hacking scandal around Rupert Murdoch’s News International, has netted several arrests. Among those nabbed was Rebekah Brooks, who has become an infamous celebrity in the U.K. for her role in the affair. The statement from New Scotland Yard read: Police have today (Tuesday, 13 …

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Rupert Murdoch On Facebook IPO And MySpace “Screw-Up”

Rupert Murdoch has really taken to Twitter since joining the social microblogging service recently. He’s not one of those high profile execs that joins and tweets once every two months. He’s on there about every day speaking very candidly about the media industry, picking fights with Google and acknowledging News Corp.’s screw-ups. With reports that Facebook will file its IPO …

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