"I flatly reject the report's notion that Rupert is unfit to run a major media company," said Carey, speaking during a quarterly earnings call with Wall Street analysts and the press.(1)
Whenever there's talk here about whether our press culture is a civilizing or brutalizing force in the culture, I just close my eyes and think of England.
Both New York tabloids are sullied by British parliament, but only the 'Post' has the cheek to use it against its rival
On page 33 of today's New York Post, there's a headline that reads "PROBE: MYLER LIED." A subheading reads "Daily News editor found 'complicit' in hacking scandal."
News Corp: "News Corporation regrets, however, that the Select Committee's analysis of the factual record was followed by some commentary that we, and indeed several members of the committee, consider unjustified and highly partisan."
There is some excitement about today's committee report because, after all, if the Parliamentary committee to which Ofcom reports to calls Rupert Murdoch unfit, how can Ofcom say otherwise? The problem is it's never quite been explained what "fit and proper" actually means. And of course, Ofcom was created as an independent body for a reason.
The Ray Kelly drumbeat continues in the New York Post, as Fred Dicker, a columnist familiar with Andrew Cuomo's thinking, suggests the governor would back the police commissioner for mayor if he runs.
The Post editorial board strongly supports Kelly, taking criticism of the city's law-enforcement policies as an opportunity to do so all the more stridently.
“We didn’t do anything to compromise our principles or anything else,” CNN-founder Ted Turner said, accepting a lifetime achievement award. He compared his work getting the then-fledging network pictures of the Gulf War with Rupert Murdoch who testified earlier yesterday about phone hacking. “In fact, some lines from Shakespeare,” he said and paused stopped before taking the time to gloat over his decades-old rivalry.
“I mean, unlike Rupert Murdoch, I’m not being indicted for anything,” he said.
Among the litany of fashion designers, attorneys, and activists who appear on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's list of first quarter-donors is Wendi Murdoch, who contributed $2,500 dollars toward Gillibrand's re-election on Feb. 29.
Murdoch is the wife of Rupert Murdoch, whose media empire includes Fox News and the New York Post, which regularly savages Gillibrand, and promotes the idea of her electoral "vulnerability" in its reporting, opinion pieces and editorials.
David Folkenflik's four-part series on Rupert Murdoch for National Public Radio might get a much broader airing for some of the most important things to know about Murdoch's governance of News Corp., which, after all, is the White Whale a parliamentary commission is aftere in Britain, in the wake of the phone-hacking and police-bribery scandals that have embroiled his newspapers there. It starts, as Murdoch did, not in Adelaide but in Melbourne.
What if that last Murdoch scandal turns out to have been the little one, in business terms?
You've read, or heard, about the phone-hacking scandal in Great Britain involving newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. That was the one in which reporters at those papers broke into people's voicemail and listened to their messages. It was illegal, but it got The News of the World, Murdoch's now-shuttered British tabloid, scoops about celebrities, royals, and other people in the news.
Looking for answers for nypost.com, Rupert Murdoch and Col Allan rely on a standby general: Jesse Angelo
Sources tell Capital that Jesse Angelo, editor-in-chief of New Corp.'s standalone "tablet tabloid" The Daily, is expected to become "more involved" in the direction of nypost.com, which has long trailed the website of rival tabloid the Daily News in user-friendliness and page-views.
"They want Jesse to steer the Post's digital strategy," said a source familiar with the inner workings of the paper.
"They've been grooming him for a long time and they trust him more and more to do things," said someone who has worked with Angelo.(1)
Andrew Breitbart 'collapses' near Brentwood home, suddenly dies; plus, more Whitney mag covers, more on phone-hacking scandal
So far, The Associated Press appears to be the first with a full-length obit. According to the A.P., Breitbart was walking down the street near his house in Brentwood a little after midnight Pacific time when he suddenly collapsed; a witness called an ambulance, and he died in the early morning hours at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.
The announcement this morning that James Murdoch, son of News Corp. founder and chairman Rupert Murdoch, was leaving his role as executive chairman of News International, the company's U.K. publishing unit, was long enough in coming.(1)
For the second time in a row, Rupert Murdoch was a no-show on News Corp's quarterly earnings call, leaving it to his right-hand man and potential company heir, C.O.O. Chase Carey, to field inquiries from Wall Street analysts and the press.
Kevin Convey, ousted 'News' editor, in newsroom farewell; he was 'blindsided,' even though his successor was picked in October
"I'm sure he was worried about his job, but he probably thought the threat came from Arthur Browne," said a person who knows Convey.
The rollout of Convey's dismissal didn't begin until the end of December, even though the paper had been in talks with Myler since the fall, said a person familiar with the situation. The Myler negotiations were kept tightly under wraps, and even top newsroom brass wouldn't have been aware of them until at least the first of the year. Convey is, according to sources, on a contract that expires this summer.(1)