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Ayotte joins News Corp. board

By Muckety   |   April 3, 2017 at 11:17am   |   0 Comments

Not that corporate board seats are ever political appointments, but Kelly Ayotte, former Republican senator from New Hampshire, has been named a director of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

No happily-ever-aftering in Murdochland

By Muckety   |   November 24, 2013 at 11:34am   |   0 Comments

Rupert Murdoch is no Richard Harris.

Billy Graham celebrates his 95th

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 8, 2013 at 6:53am   |   0 Comments

Sometimes a Muckety map is as simple as a seating chart.

Hugh Jackman’s Australian connection

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 28, 2012 at 10:10am   |   0 Comments

If “Les Miserables” requires any suspension of disbelief beyond the acceptance of sung dialogue, it’s the accents.

Former News Corp. exec charged in phone hacking case

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 15, 2012 at 5:16am   |   0 Comments

Rebekah Brooks, former Rupert Murdoch confidant and editor of the News of the World, is being charged with trying to obstruct an investigation into the News Corp. phone hacking scandals.

Corzine strikes a Murdoch pose

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 8, 2011 at 10:05am   |   0 Comments

We couldn’t help but notice the similarities between Jon Corzine’s prepared statement to the House Agriculture Committee and Rupert Murdoch’s testimony to a Parliamentary committee in July.

Jim Breyer joins tangled web of News Corp.

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 30, 2011 at 2:17pm   |   0 Comments

You have to wonder why anyone would want to join the News Corp. board.

Demonstrators head to Upper East Side

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 11, 2011 at 11:41am   |   0 Comments

Other than wealth and power, what do Jamie Dimon, Rupert Murdoch, Howard Milstein, John Paulson and David Koch have in common?

Tony Blair godfather to Rupert Murdoch’s daughter

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 6, 2011 at 9:34am   |   0 Comments

We’re not sure who suffers most from the news that Tony Blair is godfather to Rupert Murdoch’s daughter.

Murdochs awarded millions in company bonuses

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 2, 2011 at 2:50pm   |   1 Comments

The people who run News Corp. - that would be the Murdochs - evidently believe that the Murdochs are doing a heck of a job.

Elisabeth Murdoch made $214M on sale to father’s company

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 17, 2011 at 7:24am   |   0 Comments

The timing might have been better.

Sigmund Freud and the super-ego named Murdoch

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 21, 2011 at 8:06am   |   0 Comments

For those who see Freudian themes in every family drama, here’s proof.

Murdochs testify before Parliament

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 19, 2011 at 12:45pm   |   0 Comments

As his son began testifying Tuesday before a Parliamentary committee investigating the News of the World phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch interrupted.

News Corp.’s PR firm has also represented Chiquita

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 14, 2011 at 2:13pm   |   0 Comments

There’s some irony in the News Corp.’s hiring of Edelman to handle PR in the News of the World phone hacking scandal.

Deja vu for News Corp. director Tom Perkins

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 12, 2011 at 5:10pm   |   0 Comments

Tom Perkins has seen it before.

Owen Van Natta’s comeback

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 4, 2011 at 10:11am   |   0 Comments

Here’s hoping that everyone has a Fourth of July at least half as happy as the one Owen Van Natta must be having.

News Corp., the Murdoch family business

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 31, 2011 at 6:57am   |   0 Comments

Nepotism charges are nothing new at News Corp.

Papal knights, camels and needles’ eyes

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 24, 2011 at 11:45am   |   0 Comments

In itself, regardless of page content, this is a mind-jarring URL: http://www.jesus-is-lord.com/murdoch.htm.

News Corp. among biggest contributors to Republican governors

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 17, 2010 at 8:47am   |   0 Comments

The man who owns the News is taking a role in American gubernatorial politics.

Muckety mover - Roger and Rupert

By Muckety   |   January 12, 2010 at 12:59pm   |   0 Comments

Muckety down

Is Fox News chief Roger Ailes on his way out?

If comments from Rupert Murdoch’s family circle are an indication, the answer would be yes.

In a story Saturday, The New York Times quoted Murdoch son-in-law Matthew Freud as saying, “I am by no means alone within the family or the company in being ashamed and sickened by Roger Ailes’s horrendous and sustained disregard of the journalistic standards that News Corporation, its founder and every other global media business aspires to.”

As Newser columnist Michael Wolff points out, the kingmaker at News Corporation isn’t named Roger.

Wolff gives Ailes about a year.


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