Rupert Murdoch


Tue June 12, 2012
The Two-Way

Former British PM John Major Says Murdoch Tried To Influence Policy

Former British Prime Minister John Major arrives to give evidence at the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics at the High Court in London, on Tuesday.
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Former British Prime Minister John Major told an inquiry that Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul, tried to influence the country's politics during a private dinner in 1997. Major said that Murdoch even hinted that the Prime Minister could lose his media empire's support if he didn't change the way he was dealing with the European Union.

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Tue May 15, 2012
The Two-Way

Former Murdoch Editor Facing Criminal Charges In Hacking Scandal

Originally published on Tue May 15, 2012 6:36 am

Rebekah Brooks, last Friday in London.
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  • Philip Reeves reporting for the NPR Newscast

The first top editor from Rupert Murdoch's U.K. tabloids to face criminal charges related to the hacking scandal that has rocked his media empire is Rebekah Brooks, who prosecutors allege tried to "pervert the course of justice" last year by seeking to cover up what had been going on at Murdoch's News of the World.

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Sat May 12, 2012

British Press Inquiry Sheds Light On P.M.'s Circle

Originally published on Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 am



The British have been holding a public inquiry into press ethics for the last few months. The government is responding to the outcry over the phone-hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World. The inquiry's investing the way newspapers, the police and politicians may feed off each other and that means shining a light into the secluded world, in particular, of the prime minister's social set. NPR's Philip Reeves has been watching the questioning.


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Sat May 5, 2012

News Corp. Fallout: The Implication Of Being 'Unfit'

Originally published on Sun May 6, 2012 8:26 am



This week, the British Parliamentary committee that was convened to investigate accusations of phone hacking and executive misconduct at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., delivered its findings. And the headlines it created make uncomfortable reading for a media magnate who has been under the microscope for 18 months now.

MPs accused News Corp. as a whole of what they call willful blindness. And they went on to make some further damning observations on Rupert Murdoch's own competency.

Here's Labour Member of Parliament Tom Watson.

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Wed May 2, 2012
The Two-Way

News Corp Board Gives Murdoch Its Vote Of Confidence

Originally published on Wed May 2, 2012 4:16 pm

Rupert Murdoch, shown above with his son James (left) last July.
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