A new blog with frequent updates, with the latest at the top, à la 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, my new book Atomic Cover-Up just out , in print and as e-book.
4:20 And, for a little relief, fun music/video parody starring Our Miss Rebekah Brooks.
2:55 A look at US coverage of the Murdoch affair — from the Guardian.
1:45 “A truly shameful editorial”—American Journalism Review on WSJ stance on phone hacking.
1:20 WSJ has run at least seven opinion pieces so far this week supporting owner Murdoch and/or News Corp.
1:15 Comic Andy Borowitz tweets: “All these people demanding #Murdoch leave #NewsCorp are ignoring the fact that he doesn’t seem to work there.” According to Rupe.
1:05 Lulzsec apparently ready to release edited version of 4 gigs of N Int e-mails….http://bit.ly/pV2Bit.
12:50 : “Who Framed the Murdochs?!”
12:15 NYT video analyzes Murdoch testimony.
12:05 Politico: Joel Klein, “wartime consigliere.” For Don Murdochleone?
11:40 Blogger at Coffee House on Cameron today: “The prime minister also denied that the New York Times article about phone hacking at the News of the World contained any new information. This was a surprising answer given that the article contained the first on the record allegation, which—we should stress—remains unproven, that Andy Coulson encouraged a journalist to hack phones.”
10:40 Well, didn’t expect to see column by Murdoch attacker, Jonnie “Flipping” Marbles at The Guardian today, complete with the cute little headshot. True, it’s in the Comment is Free section, but still, the paper does control that—and notes at end that he “did not receive a fee” for his column. Marbles writes, “It’s not difficult to find reasons to dislike Rupert Murdoch. His reach is one of the most insidious and toxic forces in global politics today. The phone-hacking scandal, despicable though it is, barely scratches the surface of the damage done by News International. It is a media empire built on deceit and bile, that trades vitriol for debate and thinks nothing of greasing the wheels of power until they turn in its favour. What’s more, no matter what the grievances he wreaks on those he has never met, his power and money keep him forever safely out of their reach.”