‘Dirty Digger’ Murdoch Newslinks 26-27 July 2011

27 July 2011 — williambowles.info

27 July 2011
Murdochs were given secret defence briefings
The Independent – Media RSS Feed Today at Midnight
The extraordinary access that Cabinet ministers granted Rupert Murdoch and his children was revealed for the first time yesterday, with more than two dozen private meetings between the family and senior members of the Government in the 15 months since David Cameron entered Downing Street.

Biographer: Murdoch talked to his editors more than he admits
The Independent – Media RSS Feed Today at Midnight
Rupert Murdoch had far more frequent and hands-on contact with his London tabloid editors than he admitted in his evidence to MPs last week, his biographer claimed yesterday.”

26 July 2011
The suspicious death of Murdoch whistleblower Sean Hoare
Mathaba News Briefing (Alerts)Yesterday at 19:00
The suspicious death of Murdoch whistleblower Sean Hoare
Mathaba London Correspondent Julian Samboma reports. “

Osborne met NI chiefs 16 times
BBC News Yesterday at 16:11
Chancellor George Osborne has had 16 separate meetings with executives from Rupert Murdoch’s companies since last May’s election, new data shows.”

Those Magnificent Men and their (F)lying Machines
Dissident Voice Yesterday at 15:59 John Andrews
Newspaper owners and editors up and down the country are scratching their heads and wondering why newspaper sales have plummeted. No doubt some comfort themselves, and each other, by blaming the internet. They would be partly right – but probably not for the reasons they might give.

Beyond Murdoch: The crimes of corporate media & creating the alternatives
Green Left Weekly issue #782 Yesterday at 15:55 Sydney
The corporate media is in damage control over the revelations that the Murdoch empire hacked the phones of murder victims and the war dead, bribed police, and had seamless access to the highest levels of government. “

Glenn Greenwald: Norway Attacks Expose U.S. Media’s Double Standard on “Terrorism”
Democracy Now! Yesterday at 13:33
Numerous news outlets and commentators initially blamed the attacks in Norway on Islamic militants. Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper, The Sun, ran a front-page headline that read, ‘Al Qaeda’ Massacre: Norway’s 9/11.'”

Charles Moore’s Epiphany
Craig MurrayYesterday at 09:38 craig
I am posting, very late, about one of the most discussed mainstream comment pieces of all time. Charles Moore’s excellent comment piece in the Daily Telegraph, ‘I am starting to think that the left may actually be right’ has attracted over 12,000 facebook recommendations and over 4,000 tweets in four days since it was published.”

Majority want Murdoch to be forced out of BSkyB altogether
The Independent – Media RSS FeedYesterday at Midnight
Two out of three people believe Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp should have to dispose of its entire stake in BSkyB. “

DPP was warned hacking was rife at Murdoch paper
The Independent – Media RSS Feed Yesterday at Midnight
The former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Lord Macdonald was warned by his own employees as far back as 2006 that there were a ‘vast array’ of News of the World phone-hacking victims.”

Murdoch’s missing advert
Morning Star 25/07/2011 at 16:07
It is not true, as John Plunkett says, that the News Corp advertisement was placed in every national newspaper.”

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