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Reporter who blew whistle on Murdoch found dead

UPDATE: Police: Death of News of the World whistleblower ‘not suspicious’ The reporter who blew open the phone hacking scandals now threatening to topple News Corporation has been found dead in his London home, according to a report in The Guardian. Sean Hoare, who covered show business for the now-defunct…

PM calls emergency parliament session over hacking

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday bowed to opposition pressure and called an emergency session of parliament as the spiralling phone-hacking scandal claimed the scalp of Britain’s top police chief. As Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper empire, protested her innocence after her arrrest, Cameron defended…

Former Fox News producer claimed network’s ‘Brain Room’ led to phone hacking

A former producer with Fox News claimed in a lengthy essay gaining new traction this week that the conservative television station has a “Brain Room” in its New York headquarters which enables employees to view private telephone records with ease. Though published years ago, the allegations have returned to relevance…

Prime Minister under fire after top U.K. cop resigns amid phone hacking scandal

Update: Cameron said to have met with Murdoch executives 26 times in 15 months Prime Minister David Cameron faced fresh questions on Monday over the phone-hacking scandal convulsing the establishment after Britain’s top police officer quit over his ties to Rupert Murdoch’s empire. Scotland Yard chief Paul Stephenson resigned on…

London police chief resigns over phone hacking scandal

While denying any personal wrongdoing, London’s chief of police Paul Stephenson has resigned his post over connections to a figure in the News of the World phone hacking scandal, the AP is reporting. The resignation stems from criticism of Stephenson for hiring former News of the World editor Neil Wallis…

Critics savage Palin film as audiences stay away in droves

“The Undefeated”, a documentary about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin opened in some theaters across the country this weekend and, if critics are to be believed, it is truly awful. Politico has a round-up of reviews, many of which feature the word “bombast” and include sentiments like this one, expressed…

Celebrities launch ‘Hacked Off’ campaign against tabloids

LONDON — It took the hacking of a murdered girl’s phone to make the News of the World scandal explode, but celebrities have wasted no time in using the row to press their own agenda against the tabloids. Actor Hugh Grant has led the charge by becoming an investigative reporter…

Murdoch aide Brooks ‘arrested’ in phone hack scandal

British police on Sunday reportedly arrested a former top aide to Rupert Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks, over the hacking scandal that has led to calls for the break-up of the media mogul’s empire in the country. Brooks, 43, who resigned on Friday as chief executive of Murdoch’s British newspaper wing on…

Actor Jude Law sues The Sun for phone-hacking

LONDON — British actor Jude Law is suing The Sun for allegedly hacking his phone, both sides revealed Friday, in what is thought to be the first such legal action against Rupert Murdoch’s best-selling daily tabloid. The paper’s parent company, News International, dismissed it as a “deeply cynical” attempt to…

Charlie Chaplin’s Hitler parody at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

BERLIN — Charlie Chaplin’s Hitler parody “The Great Dictator” will be screened late Friday at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate on the 80th anniversary of the star’s visit to the German capital, city authorities said. The film, which makes fun of the Nazi leader, was originally released in 1940. It was written,…

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