The scandal facing the Murdoch empire that has dominated media news has certainly been riveting. But has it taught us anything we didn't already know? Well, yes and no.
Entertainment and mockery aside, Wendi's "ruthless opportunist" way and "naked ambition" reflect a looming Western fear of China and of a new world order.
Nauseating is what comes to mind watching the Murdochs disclaim any and all knowledge and responsibility for their unethical behavior. The culture of...
To get a professional and season perspective on the Murdoch pie attack, I spoke with Aron Kay, once known affectionately throughout the pasty heaving world as "The Pie Man."
The idea that Murdoch would have so little knowledge of the problems facing News of World is preposterous on its face given facts readily available to anyone with access to Google.
The Murdochs were indeed grief-stricken about something -- they were caught. Were their expressions of grief and disgust about hacking, and their sympathies for the targets, credible?
The problem today is not the tyranny of government, but rather the concentration of money, and hence power, in Wall Street and in the largest corporations. And it is clear that enough money can buy political power.
The latest news about Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. in not only a reminder of the importance of maintaining strong anti-bribery legislation, but also casts serious doubts on the efforts of some in Washington to weaken those laws.
Will we take Murdochgate as a case study of today's top power brokers in action and do the work required to understand and challenge them? Or will the ability to hold them to account end with nothing more than a close shave?
Murdoch, Bachmanna and more provided content for a full slate of late night hosts this week.
When Scotland Yard's leadership and even Downing Street appear compromised by an evil corporate culture like News Corp's, there are serious implications for society's ability to trust anyone.
For Israel and the Jewish community, however, the fading or possible fading of Murdoch's star should serve as a stark wakeup call and reminder that fair treatment of Israel by significant media outlets is never a matter that can be taken for granted.
Fortune has discovered there might be a tech bubble. No, revise that.
Most journalists know someone who knows someone they could contact if they wanted to hack into phones. I've never hired a hack to hack. But in the British tabloid world, competition for scandalous scoops is much more cutthroat than it is here.
If you're number 117 on the list of the wealthiest people on the planet, it's gotta be somewhat easycakes to pay off the peeps you piss off, right? But yesterday, Rupee didn't know anything about paying off those who had been hacked.
The truth is often stranger than fiction, stranger than plays, stranger, even, than the "nonsense" that the Mayor of London initially said this all was. And it is journalism that uncovered this truth. And that's now, more than ever, under threat.