This week’s cover: Rupert Murdoch is the last member of a dying breed. Time for him to step back
Gore, of course, has been locked in battle with News Corp. lately over its subsidiary Sky Italia’s decision to drop Current TV. Gore claimed that the channel was dropped because it hired Keith Olbermann, a frequent News Corp critic, but News Corp insiders told The Guardian it was because the two sides couldn’t reach a commercial agreement. - POLITICO
There was plenty of drama in London Tuesday when Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks testified before a committee of Parliament about the phone-hacking and alleged police-bribing scandal rocking Britain. Jeffrey Brown discusses the proceedings with The New York Times’ John Burns and NPR’s David Folkenflik.
Updated NYTimes: Interactive graphic on key figures in the phone hacking scandal
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Rupert Murdoch’s empire, in graphical form: Tumblr’s new multi-photo layout feature seems really freaking cool to us. So we had this idea for seeing how we’d use it to present news. Our subject? Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. — mainly, to emphasize the scope of the dude’s empire. We created this in about an hour using InDesign. Enjoy! (Some sources we used: Mogulite, L.A. Times, The Guardian, The National Post, News Corp.)
@WendiMurdoch: I like to karate chop hippies. You have a cream pie, I have fists of steel.
WSJ: Here’s an annotated image of the pie attack on Rupert Murdoch, which identifies key figures in the room.
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Murdoch pie thrower is an “activist, comedian, father figure and all-round nonsense.”
Rupert Murdoch is attacked by a member of the public while appearing before MPs. His wife Wendy Deng attempted to strike the attacker. Info via - @journalismnews
Reports say attacker had plate with white foam (shaving cream pie).