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Twitter admits verifying account spoofing Murdoch’s wife

Twitter announced on Tuesday that it had mistakenly verified an account spoofing Wendi Deng, the wife of conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch. “We can confirm that the @wendi_deng account was mistakenly verified for a short period of time and apologize for the confusion this caused,” the site’s communication team tweeted.…

James Murdoch rejects ‘mafia boss’ comparison

James Murdoch angrily rejected claims Thursday that he was like a “mafia boss” and denied misleading MPs about the extent of his knowledge of phone-hacking at the News of the World. In heated exchanges with MPs who were grilling him for a second time about the now-defunct tabloid, the News…

Murdoch attacker has jail sentence cut

A stand-up comedian jailed for six weeks for throwing shaving foam at media mogul Rupert Murdoch had his sentence cut to four weeks by a British court on Friday. Jonathan May-Bowles, a 26-year-old who calls himself Jonnie Marbles, was seeking to overturn the sentence he received this week for the…

Gore: Murdoch banned Current TV in Italy because we hired Olbermann

An Italian cable provider owned by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch has kicked the Current TV network off the air following the channel’s announcement that former MSNBC liberal news host Keith Olbermann would be joining their lineup. Current TV founder Al Gore, the former vice president of the United States,…

Jackie Chan, Barbra Streisand lead Hu state dinner guests

WASHINGTON — Action star Jackie Chan and pop diva Barbra Streisand topped a guest list including three presidents and political and media elites at a US state dinner for Chinese President Hu Jintao Wednesday. At the request of the Chinese side, the menu for the dinner honoring Hu, after a…

MediaMatters wins lunch with Rupert Murdoch

WASHINGTON — A group which is a persistent critic of media mogul Rupert Murdoch said Thursday that it had paid 86,000 dollars and won a charity auction to have lunch with the News Corp. chairman. Media Matters for America said it submitted the winning bid for the lunch with Murdoch…

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