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UK Prime Minister Cameron backs call for investigation of newspaper’s phone-hacking scandal

Prime Minister David Cameron backed calls for a public inquiry into phone-hacking by the News of the World on Wednesday, amid claims that it targeted relatives of murdered children and victims of the London bombings. But he said police should first complete their investigations into “absolutely disgusting” claims about the…

UK newspaper hacking scandal widens

The scandal over claims that British tabloid News of the World hacked the phone of murdered teenager Milly Dowler took a new turn as it emerged that families of the 7/7 London bombings may also have been targeted. Graham Foulkes, whose 22-year-old son David was among the 52 people killed,…

WATCH LIVE: Julian Assange debates philosopher Slavoj Žižek

Democracy Now is hosting a live-streamed discussion between WikiLeaks editor in chief Julian Assange and philosopher Slavoj Žižek, moderated by DN’s Amy Goodman. The two-hour conversation will begin streaming at 11 a.m. EDT. Watch it live below, embedded courtesy of Democracy Now. Watch live streaming video from democracynow at livestream.com…

Report: Rudy Giuliani running for president in 2012

WASHINGTON – It remains unofficial, but former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is poised to run for president in 2012, according to Weekly Standard editor William Kristol. Kristol, a neoconservative commentator who’s well connected in Republican circles, reported in a post titled “Rudy’s Running“: “I’m told by two reliable…

New York Times names first woman executive editor

NEW YORK (AFP) – The New York Times announced on Thursday that Bill Keller was stepping down as executive editor and would be replaced by Jill Abramson, the first woman to hold the top editorial post at the newspaper. Abramson, a native New Yorker, joined the Times in 1997 from…

Magazine editor seeks to reveal identity of forum poster

The editor of a hip hop entertainment magazine and his wife are seeking a court order to disclose the identity of an anonymous online critic. In November and December of 2010, a poster using the name BETonBlack called Jermaine Hall, the editor of Vibe magazine, an “Uncle Tom” for marrying…

Washington Post suspends Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter for plagiarism

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The Washington Post has suspended a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for three months for lifting material from another US newspaper. Sari Horwitz, who won America’s top journalism award with a colleague in 2002, was found to have used “substantial” parts of two articles from the Arizona Republic in…

National Review editor defends Bradley Manning

Bradley Manning has found yet another unexpected defender. An editor at the conservative National Review magazine is speaking out on behalf of Manning, the Army private accused of leaking U.S. State Department cables to WikiLeaks. Robert VerBruggen declared Tuesday that there was “no excuse” for subjecting Manning, who has not…

Wisconsin anti-prank calling bill has ‘nothing’ to do with The Buffalo Beast

Update (below): ‘Not a coincidence,’ Beast editor declares A bill in the Wisconsin legislature that would impose penalties for making prank phone calls actually has nothing to do with a recent prank call that duped Governor Scott Walker into chatting candidly with a journalist pretending to be billionaire tea party…

Talking Points Memo editor moves to Raw Story

MEDIA ADVISORY — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Megan Carpentier to lead Raw Story, Raw Replay Raw Story is pleased to announce that Megan Carpentier, an editor with Talking Points Memo and the former politics and news director at Air America Radio, has been selected as the company’s new executive editor. Carpentier…

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