The Disaffected Lib: Revealed – the Two Faces of Tony Blair. They’re Both Ugly.

A lot of people realized when Tony Blair jumped aboard the Bush/Cheney bandwagon to conquer Iraq that he was a two-faced weasel.  Now, courtesy of Rupert Murdoch, any lingering doubt about Blair’s integrity has been erased, obliterated. Former British prime minister Tony Blair offered to act as a secret adviser to Rupert Murdoch during his ...

CuriosityCat: Out of the Mouth of Murdoch

Deep Throat is on the job, bringing you the latest news from around the globe, just for you political junkies out there .. today he reports from London, where the phone hacking saga is grinding remorselessly on, slowly devouring the Murdoch clan and now  nibbling at the feet of Prime

The Disaffected Lib: Will a 25-Year Old Murder Bring Down Rupert Murdoch?

Daniel Morgan Hacking celebrity voicemails for lurid gossip is one thing but obstructing a murder investigation, an axe murder possibly committed by crooked cops,  is something else altogether.  It’s one of the most fascinating aspects of the ongoing News of the World/Sun enquiry.   This is real Agatha Christie stuff. 25-years ago, British private investigator Daniel ...

CuriosityCat: News of the World hacking: Bullies in the newsroom?

Royal Courts of Justice In July UK PM David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson, from the Court of Appeal, as Chairman of an Inquiry known as the Leveson Inquiry, into claims of phone hacking at the News of the World, and into the culture and ethics of the British media. The Court of Appeal is ...

CuriosityCat: Six degrees of separation, telephone hacking and Murdoch’s News of the World

Deep Throat says it’s unreal what is starting to happen right now in this ongoing saga of the missteps taken by the people at the News of the World! Check this site for a bigger picture of who has links to whom: And check this article about Murdoch’s million pound donation, payments to victims of ...

CuriosityCat: Nixon, the Rose Mary Stretch, and the James Murdoch 15 minute conversation

One day, when the history of the phone hacking done by News of the World reporters is finally written, will historians record that the 15 minutes of the disputed conversation during which James Murdoch may (according to some attendees) or may not (according to Murdoch Junior) have been told of the “for Neville” email. Of ...

CuriosityCat: Murdoch’s Man of the Uncompromising Scoops is Scooped up by Scotland Yard

This 13th hacking arrest as part of Operating Weeting was made yesterday: James Desborough, an award-winning reporter at the former News of the World newspaper, has been arrested by officers investigating the phone-hacking scandal. Desborough was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications, contrary to section 1 (1) of the Criminal Law Act 1977 ...

CuriosityCat: Deep Throat: Who told Murdoch to hack paragraphs from The Letter?

As in hacks paragraphs out, and then James (the junior Murdoch) tells the UK Parliamentary commission that Scotland Yard wanted the changes. Clive Goodman: The good man who wrote The Letter But Deep Throat can reveal that a newspaper today claims the police only wanted names redacted; the decision to remove the explosive paragraphs seems ...

CuriosityCat: Murdoch’s Lawyers on "Find out what the hell is going on" …

Some interesting comments by Harbottle & Lewis LLP – a law firm retained by News of the World group to do some limited research concerning the firing of Goodman. Deep Throat in London, UK Deep Throat, back from vacation after the federal election earlier this year, found the comments in the website ofthe UK Parliamentary ...

CuriosityCat: CNN’s Piers Morgan and Hacking

As the News of the World coverup starts to crumble, with fresh revelations of old letters (including two versions of one letter, with NOW issuing one letter with references to senior managers redacted), a well-known face on CNN seems to have his own explaining to do. Contemplative Piers Morgan Piers Morgan has been accused of ...

CuriosityCat: The Murdochs: It’s often the cover up that gets you – just ask Tricky Dick

Murdoch Senior and Junior (and PM David Cameron) are in for a few sleepless nights now that this has happened: Cameron and Coulson Phone hacking was widely discussed at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, according to a reporter who was blamed as the sole culprit, contradicting repeated denials by senior executives and dragging Britain’s ...

The Disaffected Lib: Murdoch Crew Caught In Yet Another Outrageous Hacking Scandal

This time the target was Sara Payne whose 8-year old daughter was murdered by a repeat sex offender in 2000.   Scotland Yard has now added Mrs. Payne to their list of probable phone hacking victims. Murdoch’s defunct News of the World, believed responsible for hacking Mrs. Payne’s phone had earlier supported her bid for a ...

The Disaffected Lib: Placing Murdoch – and Britain – In Perspective

David Cameron and Rupert Murdoch and all their minions are running a PR campaign on the News International scandal, telling people to keep it “in perspective.”  It’s not really a big deal or at least that’s how they want the British public to see it. The Guardian’s Seumas Milne took up the Cameron/Murdoch challenge and ...

Excited Delirium: Media Madness & Politics

Getting out of the media mess created by our mainstream monopolies will be a real challenge. But we have to try.

The Disaffected Lib: Another Player Tumbles, Cameron Calls for Parliament to Debate Phone Hacking Scandal

Yesterday it was Metropolitan Police commissioner Stephenson who fell on his sword.   Today  his second in command, assistant commissioner Paul Yates, also resigned. Events are spinning out of control so quickly that Conservative prime minister David Cameron has cut short an African trip and ordered Parliament back to debate the News International scandal. Speaking in ...

The Disaffected Lib: A Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice

Poor ol’ Rupe Murdoch.   The old geezer is trying hard but he keeps falling behind the unfolding of events that could bring down his whole rotten enterprise. The latest is word in The Telegraph that News International executives, including Rebekah Brooks and Rupe’s boy, James, are subjects of an investigation into whether they were involved ...

The Disaffected Lib: Another Murdoch Lieutenant Falls

The day began with the announcement that News International CEO Rebekah Moores had resigned.   Now she’s followed by her predecessor and Rupe Murdoch’s handpicked publisher of The Wall Street Journal and chairman of Dow Jones, Les Hinton who has announced his resignation. Hinton ran News International from 1997 through 2005.  Rupe Murdoch, never one to ...

The Disaffected Lib: Shining a Light on Media Corporatism

Britain might get to the bottom of the rot that has set in throughout the mass media in Britain and elsewhere.   The tsunami of public outrage over the latest disclosure of phone hacking and police corruption by Rupert Murdoch’s crews has led prime minister David Cameron to launch a broad-reaching enquiry to examine  “the extent ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Very Face of Corruption

This is what the Corrupter Incarnate looks like and it’s not pretty.  Anything he touches, including the Wall Street Journal, turns to slime.   Anything he creates, like FOX News, is fueled on slime.  In any legitimate democracy, people like this have no place in the mass media.   At the very least, his corporate ...

Pop The Stack: How not to get people to pay for news

 He’s going for it, Murdoch has announced that Times Online will begin to charge, get this, $1.50 a DAY for access to their online news! Oh ya, that’s gonna work out great. I am not against papers trying to implement incremental charges to fund their journalism costs. Nothing comes for free and advertising is not ...