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Phone Hacking Scandal

Attorney General Confirms Investigation Into News Corp

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.14.2011 | Media

Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed that the Justice Department is investigating allegations that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp hacked, or tried to ha...

Rupert Murdoch: News Corp Handling Scandal 'Extremely Well'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.13.2011 | Media

Rupert Murdoch has spoken out for the first time since the phone hacking scandal exploded in Britain. In an interview with his own Wall Street Jour...

WATCH: MSNBC Host's Jaw-Dropping Description Of Murdoch

Posted 09.13.2011 | Media

MSNBC's Martin Bashir went on the "Today" show Thursday to deliver his second roasting of Rupert Murdoch in two days. Speaking to Matt Lauer about ...

Is Piers Next To Be Questioned In Hacking Scandal?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.13.2011 | Media

Piers Morgan may be the next person to become entangled in the British media's ever-widening scandal, as members of Parliament have begun calling for ...

Top Murdoch Deputy To Appear Before Parliament

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.13.2011 | Media

After initially refusing, Rupert Murdoch relented on Thursday and agreed to give evidence about the phone hacking scandal to a parliamentary committee...

Church Of England May Join Backlash Against News Corp

Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy c. 2011 Religion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS/ENInews) The Church of England said it may sell its $6 million share in Ne...

Family That Sold Wall Street Journal To Murdoch Regretting It In Wake Of Scandal

Posted 09.12.2011 | Media

ProPublica's Richard Tofel reports: This story was co-published with The Guardian.A number of key members of the family which controlled The Wall S...

Roger Ailes Stands To Gain From Hacking Scandal

Daily Intel | By: | Posted 09.12.2011 | Media

As the metastasizing phone-hacking scandal engulfs the senior-most reaches of News Corp., the Murdoch family, and the British government, a winner may...

Jack Mirkinson

Rupert Murdoch, News Corp Drop Bid For BSkyB

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.12.2011 | Media

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. withdrew its $12 billion bid for BSkyB, the lucrative satellite broadcaster, on Wednesday. The withdrawal represented ...

Rupert Murdoch Considering Selling Off UK Newspapers

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.12.2011 | Media

UPDATE: News Corp has withdrawn its bid for BSkyB, according to multiple reports. Developing... Rupert Murdoch is considering selling off his Br...

WATCH: CNBC Journo Defends Murdoch In Epic Rant

Posted 09.11.2011 | Media

CNBC's Simon Hobbs let loose with a surprising tirade against former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's role in the phone hacking scandal on Tuesda...

Hacking Rupert Murdoch

MP Nunan | Posted 09.11.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

What would it look and sound like if we could see the hacked voicemails and texts between Rupert Murdoch, and his son and heir-apparent, James Murdoch -- as they deal with the fallout from the crisis?

Murdoch Summoned To Parliament To Address Phone Hacking

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Media

Rupert Murdoch was summoned by the British Parliament committee investigating his hacking scandal to give evidence next Tuesday, but it is not yet cle...

Murdoch's Leadership Of News Corp Comes Under Fire As Scandal Intensifies

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES -- As investors punished News Corp.'s stock again on Monday, questions arose anew about the leadership of its chief executive, Rupert Murd...

Jack Mirkinson

Hacking Scandal Widens

HuffingtonPost.com | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Media

The hacking scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch's British media empire widened dramatically on Monday, as new reports emerged that papers beyond the Ne...

Top Murdoch Confidante Faces New Scrutiny In Scandal

Posted 09.10.2011 | Media

(Reuters) - Les Hinton was adamant. Asked in 2007 by a British parliamentary committee whether the News of the World had "carried out a full, rigo...

Closure Of Paper Brings No Relief To Murdoch As Pressure Mounts On All Sides

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Media

The scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch's British media empire has not lessened, even after the paper at the center of the controversy was closed for g...

Murdoch Arrives In London To Clean Up Massive Scandal

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2011 | Media

Update (The Huffington Post): Rebekah Brooks, the embattled head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper division News International, arrived at Murdoch...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.08.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

This week, as I was in London for the launch of HuffPost UK, Britain's phone hacking scandal mushroomed from journalistic black-eye to a crisis engulfing the UK's most powerful institutions. You know a scandal has reached critical mass when people start asking of those at the top: "What did you know and when did you know it?" So far, Rupert Murdoch is standing by right-hand gal Rebekah Brooks, while David Cameron, who is close to Brooks and had made the now-arrested former News of the World editor Andy Coulson his communications director, felt compelled to toss his chums under the double-decker bus. Big Society, small world. Although filled with journalists behaving badly, it's important to remember that it was journalists, especially the Guardian's Nick Davies and Amelia Hill, who diligently stuck with this story for years and brought it to light -- something the political elite and the paid-off police wouldn't do. Keep checking out HuffPost UK for the latest twists and turns.

WATCH: UK Comedian Tears Into Former News Of The World Editor

Posted 09.08.2011 | Media

Comedian Steve Coogan tore into a former editor of the News of the World on Friday, in a rant that boosted the BBC's ratings and drew wide attention. ...

James Murdoch Could Face Criminal Charges In Phone Hacking Scandal

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.08.2011 | Media

As if things couldn't get any worse for the Murdoch empire, new reports are emerging that James Murdoch--the head of News Corp's international holding...

Will Britain's Media Get A Regulator To Be Scared Of?

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 09.08.2011 | Media

LONDON — The media throughout the world like to portray themselves as the defender of the public good, a steadfast bulwark against government ex...

Jason Linkins

Advertisers 'Reviewing Options' In Wake Of News Of The World Phone Hack Revelations

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.04.2011 | Media

With the latest revelation that News Of The World hacked into the voicemail of Milly Dowler, a 13-year-old schoolgirl who was abducted and subsequently murdered in 2002, it seems that it has gone too far over the proverbial bridge.

News Of The World Hacked Into Abducted Girl's Phone

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 09.03.2011 | Media

LONDON — Britain's voracious tabloids may have hit a new low: The News of the World was facing claims Tuesday that it hacked into a missing 13-y...

WATCH: Murdoch Ducks Phone Hacking Questions

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.03.2011 | Media

Rupert Murdoch dodged questions from Media Matters on Saturday about the phone hacking scandal that is engulfing one of his British newspapers. The...