Monday, July 18, 2011

Murdoch Hackgate - Democracy Now - Watch

British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to hold an emergency session of Parliament on Wednesday to discuss the growing phone-hacking scandal that has threatened Rupert Murdoch’s media empire and rocked the British government. On Sunday, British detectives arrested Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Murdoch’s British newspaper arm, on suspicion of intercepting communications and corruption. Hours later, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Paul Stephenson resigned following criticism of the handling by police of the phone hacking scandal. We speak to Ian Katz, deputy editor of The Guardian, the British newspaper that has broken many of the Murdoch stories, and Sarah Smith, correspondent for Channel 4 News U.K., based in Washington, D.C. [includes rush transcript]

A British Spring? Phone-Hacking Scandal Threatens Murdoch Media Empire and British Government


Anonymous said...

IAN KATZ: "Hope that was Rebekah Brooks, not Rebekah Katz." :)


Anonymous said...

spring bleeds

Anonymous said...


09 February 2013

Lunacy for anyone to think that hacking had anything to do with an unregulated press. Hacking was about high level institutional corruption. Regulation will only lead to even more cover ups. Implementing Leveson is akin to getting tough on teenage horse owners because corporate food giants, senior police and ministers covered up food contamination.

As for the McCann's. They've always puzzled me. That they have time on their hands to campaign for press regulation rather than spending every waking hour on child trafficking, abuse etc. is a little curious. Still, it takes all sorts...