A new blog with frequent updates, with the latest at the top, much like my long-running WikiLeaks News & Views blog. My Nation associate Kevin Donohoe is helping out mightily with links, as is Barbara Bedway. Speaking of scandal, see my new book Atomic Cover-Up just out , in print and as e-book.
7:00 Amidst investor anxiety, The Daily Mirror has launched an internal investigation into its editorial procedures, controls and regulations to "check whether bad practice has set in."
6:45 A new poll shows 2/3 of Britons want Murdoch to relinquish all control of BSkyb. And post-scandal, 1/3 of respondents now have a lower opinion of David Cameron.
4:00 Nick Daviesof The Guardian will write a new book on the scandal titled "HACK ATTACK: How the Truth Caught up with the World’s Most Powerful Man," published by Farrar Straus Giroux and due out next fall of 2012.
12:55 Nicolas Lemann in The New Yorker asks in the wake of the phone hacking scandal, are "Are journalists lovable rogues or human-rights crusaders?
10:40 The Wall Street Journal’‘s "Special Committee" releases a short op-ed on the Journal’s response to the phone hacking scandal — and its leadership under Murdoch. The gist: "we have found nothing to even hint that the sort of misdeeds alleged in London have somehow crept into Dow Jones."
10:20 Anthony Lane has an excellent piece in this week’s New Yorker on Murdoch and Britain’s "tabloid culture run amok."