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: 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 ...

Is the Newsweek cover photo (and story title) of Michele Bachmann sexist?

That’s the charge being laid by conservative bloggers and NOW about this week’s cover photo of Michele Bachmann, which depicts her as she so often appears with wide eyes. I obviously don’t think so, having blogged about it here and at Let Freedom Rain. It’s an actual photo – not doctored – that is not unlike so ...