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Old 09-03-2012, 09:44   #1516
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Re: [Update] The News Corp scandal

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Hence why I read it

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Certainly the media (and the UK) should be more like The Guardian, Telegraph, BBC and Channel 4 and less like The Sun, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Sky, ITV and Channel 5
what an odd grouping. The Guardian & BBC V Telegraph ( never ever watch Channel 4 news) but that seems to be left v right to me. I go for the "I" & Euronews( at least there you have to think for your self)
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:53   #1517
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what an odd grouping. The Guardian & BBC V Telegraph ( never ever watch Channel 4 news) but that seems to be left v right to me. I go for the "I" & Euronews( at least there you have to think for your self)
It is more quality media vs trashy media
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Old 09-03-2012, 20:02   #1518
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Re: [Update] The News Corp scandal

It gets better and better?

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James Murdoch is facing a new challenge over his position as chairman of Sky, after Ofcom launched a "fit and proper" person test against the News Corporation executive in the wake of phone hacking and corrupt payments scandals.

Earlier in the year, the media regulator set up Project Apple, a group of seven or eight staff dedicated to the assessment of whether News Corporation should be allowed to retain its 39.1% controlling stake in the pay-TV satellite broadcaster.

Should Ofcom conclude that Murdoch or News Corp are not 'fit and proper', it could threaten to revoke Sky's TV licence in the UK, forcing it to stop broadcasting to viewers until Murdoch steps down from the board or News Corp sells the stake.
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/media/ne...-by-ofcom.html
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Old 09-03-2012, 20:13   #1519
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Re: [Update] The News Corp scandal

Being discussed here.Better to discuss this there and leave this thread for the hacking and other dark arts tales.

http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/20...r-inquiry.html
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Old 09-03-2012, 20:25   #1520
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Re: [Update] The News Corp scandal

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Being discussed here.Better to discuss this there and leave this thread for the hacking and other dark arts tales.

http://www.cableforum.co.uk/board/20...r-inquiry.html
Thank you Maggy just delete my post then.
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Old 13-03-2012, 10:25   #1521
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Re: [Update] The News Corp scandal

More arrests in Operation Weeting.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17349578

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Six people have been arrested by detectives investigating phone hacking allegations against journalists, Scotland Yard has said.

The arrests took place at addresses in London, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Hertfordshire.

Police said five men and one woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
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Old 13-03-2012, 12:06   #1522
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Re: [Update] The News Corp scandal

Oooops

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012...-investigation

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Rebekah Brooks among six arrested in phone-hacking investigation

Former Sun editor held by Operation Weeting detectives on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
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Old 13-03-2012, 13:04   #1523
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Re: [Update] The News Corp scandal

The BBC have a very interesting (and interactive) graph that explains who is linked to who in the case and why.. It does require Flash, and it's actually quite scary how much access the Murdochs and Rebekah Brooks had to David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and Ed Milliband.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14846456
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Old 13-03-2012, 13:58   #1524
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The BBC have a very interesting (and interactive) graph that explains who is linked to who in the case and why.. It does require Flash, and it's actually quite scary how much access the Murdochs and Rebekah Brooks had to David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Gordon Brown, Tony Blair and Ed Milliband.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14846456
Looking at that I'm not too worring about the 'work' connections, as not sure how you can work for a national UK newpaper without having a 'work' connection at some point.

It's the numerous 'social' ones that are disconcerting
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Re: [Update] The News Corp scandal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17373545

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A former News of the World journalist has been arrested in connection with suspected intimidation of a witness.
The arrest of Neville Thurlbeck, by police investigating phone hacking, also related to an allegation of encouraging or assisting an offence.
I'm beginning to wonder how much these reporters like being named in the news..
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I'm beginning to wonder how much these reporters like being named in the news..
Not very unless they are writing it
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Neville Thurlbeck's blog is an interesting read
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Re: [Update] The News Corp scandal

http://advanced-television.com/index...s-and-murdoch/

Two shows one tonight on Panorama and one on PBS on Wednesday.
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Yes MM it will be interesting to see what is said.
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Re: [Update] The News Corp scandal

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012...paytv-panorama

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Part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation empire employed computer hacking to undermine the business of its chief TV rival in Britain, according to evidence due to be broadcast by BBC1's Panorama programme on Monday .

The allegations stem from apparently incriminating emails the programme-makers have obtained, and on-screen descriptions for the first time from two of the people said to be involved, a German hacker and the operator of a pirate website secretly controlled by a Murdoch company.

The witnesses allege a software company NDS, owned by News Corp, cracked the smart card codes of rival company ONdigital. ONdigital, owned by the ITV companies Granada and Carlton, eventually went under amid a welter of counterfeiting by pirates, leaving the immensely lucrative pay-TV field clear for Sky.
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