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Exiting Cop Turns On Prime Minister in Tab Scandal

Chief Paul Stephenson hints he was protecting David Cameron

(Newser) - The flames of the News of the World scandal are lapping at Prime Minister David Cameron's heels after a top cop zinged him for his relationship with a Rupert Murdoch henchman. Scotland Yard's Metropolitan Police Chief Sir Paul Stephenson resigned amid questions about the force's relationship with...

Britain's Top Cop Resigns Over News Corp Scandal

But insists he had no knowledge of it

(Newser) - Sir Paul Stephenson has resigned his post as commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police, thanks to the “ongoing speculation and accusations” swirling around the department in the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Stephenson, the most senior police officer in Britain, has taken heat for hiring ex-NoTW executive...

Phone Hacking Scandal Pulls in Scotland Yard

Police officials cozy with News International covered up scandal

(Newser) - The News of the World phone hacking scandal is increasingly hitting Britain's famed Scotland Yard, as the depths of the organizations' interconnectedness comes to light, reports the New York Times . The police had six garbage bags full of 11,000 pages of notes about 4,000 celebs who had...

Rebekah Brooks Arrested in Hacking Scandal

Latest casualty in spreading scandal

(Newser) - Disgraced former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks has been arrested, reports Sky News, the latest casualty in the burgeoning phone hacking scandal that brought down News of the World. Brooks, 43, went by appointment to a London police station, where she is being held on charges of corruption and conspiring...

Les Hinton, 'Wall Street Journal' Publisher and Dow Jones CEO, Resigns in Wake of Rupert Murdoch's Phone Hacking Scandal
WSJ Publisher, Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton Resigns
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WSJ Publisher, Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton Resigns

He's the latest casualty of Rupert Murdoch's phone hacking scandal

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch accepted the resignation of the Wall Street Journal's publisher today as the once-defiant media mogul struggles to control the escalating phone hacking scandal. The controversy claimed its first victim in the United States as Les Hinton, chief executive of the Murdoch-owned Dow Jones & co. and publisher...

Murdoch Apologizes to Milly Dowler's Family for Hacking

Family says 'actions speak louder than words'

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch has taken a step toward convincing the world he is, in fact, a human being. The embattled media mogul has apologized to the family of Milly Dowler, the schoolgirl murdered in 2002 whose phone was allegedly hacked by Murdoch's News of the World . He met with the...

News International Chief Rebekah Brooks Quits

Murdoch henchwoman is latest to fall in scandal

(Newser) - After weeks of fierce criticism of her role in the British tabloid phone-hacking scandal, Rebekah Brooks is calling it a day. The News International chief executive has announced that Rupert and James Murdoch have accepted her resignation, the Guardian reports. Brooks—who edited the News of the World during some...

Tabloid Hacker Worked for Scotland Yard

Tabloid's former editor paid $1,500 a day as 'consultant'

(Newser) - The creepily cozy relationship between some Brit cops and News of the World reporters is emerging with word that Scotland Yard paid a suspected phone hacker $1,500 a day in consultant fees. "This stinks to high heaven," said one aghast politician. Neil Wallis, former executive editor of...

Did News Corp Hack 9/11 Victims? FBI Is on the Case

Feds open inquiry into phone hacking scandal

(Newser) - The FBI is looking into allegations that would bring Rupert Murdoch's phone hacking scandal in the UK much closer to home: Whether reporters for the now-shuttered News of the World tabloid tried to hack into the voicemails of 9/11 victims and their families. The AP quotes an anonymous source...

Murdochs Refuse to Appear Before Parliament

Rupert, James will be in contempt, says one member

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch and son James are refusing the summons to appear before Parliament on Tuesday. According to one member and committee chair, the Murdochs will be in contempt of Parliament if they fail to appear at 2:30pm and testify about their media empire's phone hacking scandal, and their...

Ex-NOTW Reporter Describes Dirty Tricks

Editors invented Tyson cocaine orgy

(Newser) - The first, but almost certainly not the last, former News of the World reporter has come forward with stories of her time at the disgraced tabloid. The US-based journalist says that during her stint at the British paper, she was ordered to catch Mike Tyson in a cocaine orgy. Using...

Senator Calls for News Corp Probe

Jay Rockefeller wants to know if 9/11 victims were hacking targets

(Newser) - If journalists working for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. hacked the phones of any Americans, "the consequences will be severe," warns the chair of the Senate Commerce Committee. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, who says he's concerned that the hacking "may have extended to 9/11 victims or other...

Why I Admire Rupert Murdoch

 Why I Admire Rupert Murdoch 
Roger Cohen

Why I Admire Rupert Murdoch

Roger Cohen on why you shouldn't hate News Corp's visionary

(Newser) - Everyone seems to be piling on Rupert Murdoch thanks to the News of the World scandal, but not Roger Cohen. “I admire the guy,” he writes in the New York Times . Sure, the hacking is indefensible, and yes, Fox News has been polarizing and contributed to the “...

Murdochs Summoned to Parliament

Plus, the latest on the phone hacking scandal

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch, son James, and News International CEO Rebekah Brooks have been asked to appear before British Parliament. The trio will answer questions about the News of the World phone hacking scandal should they show up one week from today; the summoning is not binding but does ramp up pressure...

Stewart on NotW: At Least We're Not England!

'Oh my god, my balls just crawled back up into my body,' Stewart moans

(Newser) - Jon Stewart was depressed when he returned to the Daily Show after vacation to find the US "broke, unemployed, endlessly deployed." Fortunately, correspondent John Oliver was there to cheer him up—by showing him Britain is worse off. Stewart got progressively more nauseous as he heard about how...

Murdoch's News Corp Could Face US Charges

News Corp may have violated US anti-bribery law

(Newser) - If prosecutors in the US decide to pick a fight with Rupert Murdoch and his media empire, the phone-hacking scandal on the other side of the Atlantic has provided them with plenty of ammunition, legal experts say. His News of the World is accused of paying off police officers in...

Twitter Campaign: Boycott Murdoch

Will Fox News, NY Post get swept up in exploding scandal fallout?

(Newser) - Could Fox News and the New York Post get swept up in the fallout from the News of the World scandal? Determined Twitter and Facebook campaigns are urging the boycott of all Rupert Murdoch operations in the wake of the burgeoning phone hacking scandal at the shuttered British newspaper. Boycottmurdoch...

Gordon Brown: Murdoch Papers Hacked Me, Too

Sun , Sunday Times took bank, health records, says source

(Newser) - Add Gordon Brown to the list of those allegedly hacked by News Corp employees. The former British PM believes journalists from multiple Rupert Murdoch-owned papers illegally accessed his bank information and his phone messages, a source close to Brown tells CNN . That led to a story in the Sun about...

NotW Tied to Police Pay Offers for 9/11 Info

'News of World' scandal just got uglier

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch's shamed and now shuttered News of the World tried to pay a New York City police officer for phone records on British victims of 9/11, Reuters reports. The police officer, who now works as a private investigator, turned down the offer because it would "look bad,...

Last NotW Crossword Takes Parting Shot at Former Editor

Rebekah Brooks a 'disaster'? Staff seems to think so

(Newser) - The final edition of News of the World contains a secret message to News International CEO and former NotW editor Rebekah Brooks—and it’s not a nice message. Staff members found a way around orders from News International to “ensure there were no libels or any hidden mocking...

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