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 ...

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 ...

Steve Coogan: the key to exposing the heart of the phone hacking scandal?

If you know of Steve Coogan you know of a very funny man who made his fame as the blustery TV host, Alan Partridge and in movies such as “Tropic Thunder” and “Our Idiot Brother” (don’t hold that last one against him). He’s also a quick wit, a somewhat brilliant impersonator and star of the “The ...

RedBedHead: Pits Of Hell Not Deep Enough For Murdoch’s Crew

You could almost be forgiven for thinking that the scumbag hacks & corporate puppetmasters couldn’t possibly sink any lower than what had already been revealed. I mean, Murdoch’s crew of despicable skinbags hacked the phone of a murdered teenage girl, listened to her phone messages and then deleted some of them lest another “journalist” come ...

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 ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Any of you feel sorry for Rupert Murdoch?

Poor guy. Some “rogue” employees at News of The World decide to hack into some phones, and he’s forced to shutter the 148 year old tabloid (the first newspaper he bought, incidentally), plus his bid to buy a majority bid into SkyNews (the major competitor to the BBC) gets scuttled as well. I’m broken up ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Burn Them To The Ground

Anonymous to release NOTW, Sun emails. Fire…them…all.  And jail the rest.

Rebekah Brooks to Lady Rothermere: “Who do you think you are, Mother Teresa?”

The New York Times, in concert with UK’s Guardian, has been exemplary in its journalistic diligence in digging into the scandals rippling through News Corp. In a longish piece today, the Times outlines how the organization tried to cover up its alleged crimes and dirty tricks. The take away is that the hacking scandal is ...

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 ...

Blunt Objects: Former News Corp Chief Exec Arrested

In the continuing saga of News Corp, News of the World, and News International (News Corp’s British wing), former Corp CEO Rebekah Brooks, who some have called closer to Corp founder Rupert Murdoch than his own daughters were, has been arrested by police in London in connection to the phone-hacking scandal and the corruption that ...

Politics and its Discontents: Rick Salutin on Rupert Murdoch

For those exulting in the ongoing misfortunes of Rupert Murdoch (and I readily and enthusiastically admit to being one of them), Rick Salutin has a thoughtful column in today’s Star warning us that we really have little room for self-righteousness when it comes to the state of journalism in Canada. Offering a brief historical overview ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: The New York Times as the Terrible Swift Sword of the Establishment: Rupert Murdoch is done like dinner

Rupert Murdoch in his heyday with a copy of the Times … but not the New York Times, alas for him. Below: Mr. Murdoch as he looks at 80. Almost more interesting than the salacious details of the criminal business model used by Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World is the enthusiasm with which the ...

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 ...

Blunt Objects: News of the World – You Shan’t Be Missed

Today saw the end of a century-and-two-thirds old British tabloid known as News of the World, publishing its very last issue with the sad spectacle of a headline, “Thank You & Goodbye.” If you haven’t followed the story of NotW, don’t hold it against yourself – it’s a British thing. But the tabloid was more ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: The Annals of Media Criminality: News of the World; Welcome home, Tubby!

There’s no escaping Will & Kate: The National Pest. (Influential right-wing Canadian newspapers may not appear exactly as illustrated.) Below: Rupert Murdoch, Lord Tubby Black, and Peter Pocklington. Trust Rupert Murdoch, this decade’s Great Spokesman for wolverine capitalism,* to come up with a “market based solution” to criminality!Consider the case of the News of the ...