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.
4:10 Guardian editor Rusbridger tweets: “News Corp: James Murdoch stands by his evidence is.gd/ajntaN But if Crone & Myler are right that’s the end for James.” (And see just below)
3:05 Whoops: Former NoTW editor and lawyer contradict crucial element of James Murdoch’s evidence
1:05 Murdoch’s Times of London ripped for cartoon relating phone hacking, Somalia, etc.
12:15 Harry Shearer: “Rebekah Brooks, P.I.”
10:15 And now this indignity: News International papers set to lose deal that gave that gave them exclusive access to British athletes for upcoming Olympics (to be held in London, no less).
10:10 Explosive new charges of New Corp. hacking within USA, w/ Senator Frank Lautenberg leading probing.
9:35 Hackers LulzSec tweet: “We’re currently working with certain media outlets who have been granted exclusive access to some of the #NOTW emails we have.”
9:10 Two US senators call for inquiry by WSJ integrity panel into ex-chief Les Hinton’s role in phonehacking scandal.
8:55 James Fallows at The Altantic on management style at News Corp.
8:30 Guardian: James Murdoch—hack victim’s £1m payout sparks queries over hush-money denial
8:10 Scotland Yard asked to investigate mobile tracking claims
8:00 “Rupert Murdoch Doesn’t Eat Humble Pie.” New column by Amy Goodman. Read or listen to podcast:
From late Wednesday
And, for a little relief, fun music/video parody starring Our Miss Rebekah Brooks.