Investigation launced into whether News Corp broke anti-bribery and hacking laws in US
Now I am VERY skeptical that the US has the political will to stick anything to Fox News, but ...
Having trouble keeping everyone straight?
Via: delux_vivens Key players in the News Corp phone-hacking case
While we are looking at the phone hacking link from The Guardian, here's a couple more:
The 'For Neville' email: two words that could bring down an empire: James Murdoch now stands accused of complicity in an attempted coverup of crimes within his company
In His Own Defense: Cameron Zigs, but the Opposition Follows
Andy Coulson investigated for perjury while working at No 10
Phone hacking also rife under Piers Morgan at [Daily] Mirror, claims ex-reporter Somehow I don't think The Daily Mail was exempt, do you?
Phone hacking visualized: What happened when? For those of us who are still fucking confused as to the timeline of events
Phone hacking: Three weeks that made a revolution In which the English now expect to actually regulate the press. Huh. Such a novel idea!
Guardian Live Blog which is a constant source of grins as this whole damn thing unfolds:
Consider this roundup:
10:17amPeter Walker writes: It's not been a good couple of weeks for Rupert Murdoch. Today, Paul Owen writes: Labour MP Tom Watson has said that he plans to refer to the police a claim that James Murdoch gave inaccurate evidence to the Commons culture committee this week. More as we get it. Peter Walker writes: Following on from that: Sky News is reporting that another Labour MP who has been central to pursuing News International over this story, Chris Bryant, has written to News Corporation's non-executive directors requesting that they suspend Rupert and James Murdoch from their roles.
Last but not least raise a middle fingers at that bloody asshole Robin Givhan and her sexism; and both middle fingers and a lot of expletives at the fuckers who decided to run an editorial cartoon stating that instead of paying attention to that hacking bit, we should pay attention to famine in Somalia. Because we can't do both at the same time. And because NOW you fuckers are interested in Somalian famine. I thought Somalis were all pirates??? Media Analysis, the Butterfly Effect and how Rebekah Brooks hair is forced to eat humble pie
As an antidote to Ms. Givhan's idiocy:
Rebekah Brooks's cardinal sin:It isn't her hair, charm or connections that have defined her. Brooks is the archetypal tabloid editor
ETA: via rydra_wong Phone hacking: Met police to investigate mobile tracking claims
I wonder how many more will be forced to resign?
The crisis triggered upheaval in the upper ranks of Britain's police, with Monday's resignation of Assistant Commissioner John Yates — Scotland Yard's top anti-terrorist officer — following that of police chief Paul Stephenson, over their links to an arrested former executive from Murdoch's shuttered News of the World tabloid.MORE
AND THEN of course, there's the, um... unexpectedly dead reporter. Dude they don't need a movie for this shit. They need a fucking TV SERIES to encompass this thing!