350 or bust: Response to Norway Horror: Faced With Inhumanity, We Must Be More Human

The contrast between Norway’s response to the brutal terror attacks last Friday and that of the United States after 9/11 couldn’t be starker.  Imagine if President Bush had instead said, like Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg,  ”Our answer is more democracy, more openness to show that we will not be stopped by this kind of ...

350 or bust: Nobel Laureate: It is the People Who Must Stand Up For the Environment, Make Their Leaders Change

Fridays are the days I usually focus on good news. I think the best news around these days is that Rupert Murdoch and his right-wing, democracy-corrupting News International is finally being subjected to the harsh light of public and criminal investigation. Apparently last week, Murdoch’s media empire lost seven billion dollars worth of value in ...

How low will Rupert Murdoch go?

This low. From Murdoch’s The Times.

350 or bust: Murdoch-gate meets “Climate-gate”

What we know so far about the Rupert Murdoch/News Corp scandal may just be the tip of the iceberg. Keith Olbermann wrote yesterday on his blog about the connection between Murdoch’s News Corp and the stolen “climate-gate” emails: The Murdoch Phone-Hacking Scandal may have just metastasized. The so-called “Climate-Gate” controversy — in which e-mails about ...

RedBedHead: Rupert Murdoch, Friend Of Israel

Well this article is an interesting addition to the swirl of debate and exposé that’s happening around Rupert Murdoch. The attached article is from J-Wire and is written by Isi Leibler. As all this scandal and humiliation was unfolding, I hadn’t considered the impact that it might have upon Israel. Luckily, the zionists never neglect ...

For News International, Looks Like What Goes Around Comes Around

Indeed. Looks like the hackers have been hacked into themselves, Monday night.  It is kinda poetic. LulzSec, a hacktivist group, who claimed responsibility for some high profile cyber attacks like having taken the CIA website off line and compromising user accounts from Sony Pictures, have hacked into News International last night.  You can read more about LulzSec here. ...

RedBedHead: Murdoch & News International: BURN BABY BURN!

I’ll leave it to others of more sober professional inclinations and responsibility to provide the sophisticated analysis that the present crisis in Britain deserves. For my part I will unabashedly and with great joy celebrate the giant f***ing bonfire that is piling higher and higher everyday with kindling made of the great and good in ...

Whistleblower in Murdoch hacking scandal found dead

So far police have said the death of Sean Hoare, the man who initially accused former Cameron communications director Andy Coulson of hacking, does not appear to be suspicious. No details have been made available so it’s difficult to make assumptions. But the way the Murdoch story has unfolded, it does seem likely this will ...

Rebekah Brooks busted

Wow, just wow. Rebekah Brooks has been arrested by police investigating allegations of phone hacking by the News of the World and allegations that police officers were bribed to leak sensitive information. The Metropolitan police said a 43-year-old woman was arrested at noon on Sunday, by appointment at a London police station. Brooks, 43, resigned ...

RedBedHead: The Marvellous Meltdown Of Murdoch’s Media Machine

It couldn’t, to paraphrase, happen to a nicer newspaper. After 168 years the British News of the World has closed down in the face of a momentous scandal regarding phone hacking and corruption. That scandal is touching every aspect of British society, bringing key institutions and individuals into disrepute. It is weakening the Tory government ...