Media

James Murdoch claims he was given ‘consistent’ assurances by News of The World executives that phone hacking was not widespread

April 24, 2012

“Mr Murdoch said he has ‘struggled’ to understand why in 2007 Colin Myler, the News of the World editor, and Tom Crone, the paper’s legal manager, did not tell him that it was rife among the staff.”

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The USA Today, who is currently probing the Pentagon, alleges online harassment from a “misinformation campaign”

April 21, 2012

“A US official confirmed to AFP that the Defense Department had made inquiries to contractors doing public relations work to ask them about the false online accounts.”

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Rupert and James Murdoch to appear before the Leveson inquiry into press conduct for questioning

April 20, 2012

“The Murdochs’ appearance before Leveson comes during the third phase in the inquiry, which is focusing on the relationship between the press and politicians, so questioning is expected to focus on News Corp’s relationship with the UK political establishment.”

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Scotland Yard asks prosecutors to consider charges against 11 suspects in relation to the phone hacking scandal

April 18, 2012

“Scotland Yard’s phone-hacking squad have sent files relating to 11 suspects, including four journalists and a police officer, to be considered by the Crown Prosecution Service.”

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Press Secretary Carney: White House “disappointed” that the L.A. Times published the Afghan photos 2 years after the incident

April 18, 2012

“Carney also blasted the photos themselves–at least, the actions of those American in the pictures. “[The] conduct depicted in those photographs is reprehensible and does not in any way represent the high standards of the US military,” Carney [said].”

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Newly published photographs show American soldiers posing with body parts of Afghan suicide bombers

April 18, 2012

“The 82nd Airborne Division soldiers arrived at the police station in Afghanistan’s Zabol province in February 2010. They inspected the body parts. Then the mission turned macabre: The paratroopers posed for photos next to Afghan police, grinning while some held — and others squatted beside — the corpse’s severed legs.”

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Romney rips the media, calling them a “vast left-wing conspiracy” (Video)

April 17, 2012

“Gov. Mitt Romney hammered the media and left-wing organizations like Media Matters for America in an exclusive interview with Larry O’Connor of Breitbart.”

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3 Civil Lawsuits to be filed in the U.S. in relation to the News Corp phone hacking scandal

April 12, 2012

“Three civil lawsuits are to be filed in the U.S. over alleged phone hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, the first time the scandal has reached the American courts.”

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MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell apologizes for offensive comments about the origins of the Mormon Church

April 12, 2012

“Mormonism was created by a guy in upstate New York in 1830 when he got caught having sex with the maid and explained to his wife that God told him to do it. Forty-eight wives later, Joseph Smith’s lifestyle was completely sanctified in the religion he invented to go with it, which Mitt Romney says he believes.”

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Fox News fires an Associated Producer who is the “Fox Mole” from the interview with Gawker

April 12, 2012

“The network said Joe Muto, who worked on “The O’Reilly Factor” and said he had been working at Fox News since 2004, was identified and fired. Fox said it was “continuing to explore legal recourse against Mr. Muto and possibly others.”"

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Gingrich accuses Fox News of pro-Romney bias

April 11, 2012

“”I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich said. “In our experience, Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than Fox this year. We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of Fox, and we’re more likely to get distortion out of Fox. That’s just a fact.”"

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Fox News considering legal charges against the Mole that leaked a private conversation between Mitt Romney and Sean Hannity

April 11, 2012

“We found the person and we’re exploring legal options at this time,” said a statement released by the network.

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Sean Hannity confirms his unofficial conversation with George Zimmerman

April 11, 2012

“Hannity acknowledged having a conversation with a man he believed to be George Zimmerman, who shot and killed the black Florida teenager Feb. 26 in a case that has ignited racial tensions. Zimmerman’s former lawyers noted that their client had talked to Hannity more recently than with them.”

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James O’Keefe successfully obtains Attorney General Holder’s primary ballot in Washington D.C. by giving Holder’s name and address

April 10, 2012

“The video shows a young man entering a Washington, DC polling place at 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, on primary day of this year–April 3, 2012–and giving Holder’s name and address. The poll worker promptly offers the young man Holder’s ballot to vote. “

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Former Lawyers: George Zimmerman called Sean Hannity of Fox News without consulting us

April 10, 2012

“Sonner and Uhrig, who have been publicly representing Zimmerman in the media, said that Zimmerman has not been answering their phone calls.”

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