Latest news regarding the ongoing Newscorp/News International/Rupert Murdoch phone hacking, bribery scandal. Former Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks resigns, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sets up investigation of allegations Newscorp hacked U.S. phones. Murdoch hold Mea Culpa session with the parents of Mily Dowler. Ads will appear in all UK publications from Newscorp/News International asking forgiveness on the weekend.
July 15, 2011

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Rebekah Brooks - "no room on the bus. However . . ."


The Scandal That Keeps On Scandalizing. The latest today (as of 9:00 am PDT) includes the abrupt resignation of News International Chief Executive and former editor of News Of The World Rebekah Brooks, in the wake of upcoming questioning before Parliament next Tuesday. Her replacement is former Sky Italia Chief Tom Mockridge, fresh from doing battle with Berlusconi over Television dominance in Italy. Rupert Murdoch held a Mea Culpa session with the parents of murdered girl Mily Dowler, some say the catalytic episode in this scandal. No cameras allowed. And it was also disclosed this morning that disgraced and now jailed former Editor of NotW and Communications director for David Cameron Andy Coulson was vacationing at the Cameron's Country Home as late as March of this year, two months after his resignation. And Attorney General Eric Holder, disclosed during a Press Conference in Sydney that the FBI and other not-as-yet-named investigators were looking in to the possible hacking of 9/11 victims phones.

A sea of tips and an ocean of icebergs. Doubtless more as the hours pass.

Owing to the 24 hour Strike by the Broadcast Journalists Union at the BBC, only the One O'Clock News was available in a truncated version and PM wasn't broadcast at all (perfect timing . . .not). The rest of this post is made up of the minutes leading up to the 5 o'clock news and the James Whale Program via LBC, the commercial News/Talk station in London. Interesting dialogue going on over there no matter where you go. And they have commercials . . . lots of them. I tried cutting down the amount of extraneous stuff, but had to let some slip by in order to get this post up. Bear with it. The strike should be over soon.

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