News Of The World
Here Are The Verdicts So Far In The Phone Hacking Trial
This is what's happened today in the most important criminal trial of modern media history. Andy Coulson, former editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World and aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, was found guilty of conspiracy. Rebekah Brooks, close friend of Murdoch, has escaped conviction.
Casting The Movie Of The Phone Hacking Scandal
The News of the World/Rupert Murdoch/phone hacking scandal is going to make for an awesome movie (one that will hopefully be scripted by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Stephen Frears and called something like "Citizen Murdoch" or "Hacked: A Tale Of Power And Tragedy."). Here's my casting wishlist. Since you are a very opinionated internet, surely you have your own ideas as to who should play Rebekah Brooks, Hugh Grant, Wendi Deng, et al. Play casting couch in the comments!
Wendi Deng, Rupert Murdoch's Pie-Blocking Tiger Wife
Following her fierce counter-attack to the shaving foam heard round the world, Wendi Deng has stepped out from behind husband Rupert Murdoch to become an international celebrity in her own right. Deng is 37 years Murdoch's junior and a former employee of the embattled mogul. Thanks to her pie-slapping skills, Deng has become a national hero in her native China, affectionately referred to as Tiger Woman. Here are a bunch of photos of Ms. Deng-Murdoch, plus video of her discussing Tiger Mother techniques with Charlie Rose.
David Cameron Defends Himself In Phone Hacking Scandal
The British Prime Minister took to the floor of Parliament to defend himself against allegations that--at the very least--he showed poor judgement in hiring Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who was arrested in the phone hacking scandal, and--at the very worst--his staff attempted to stop an inquiry into the phone hacking scandal as a political favor to Rupert Murdoch. Cue the delightfully outraged harumphs! British Parliament is like a very polite Thunderdome.
Rebekah Brooks's Husband Tried To Throw Away A Computer, A Phone And "Paperwork"
So in continuing with the totally non-shady things happening around the News Of The World hacking case, it turns out a bag containing a computer, phone and "paperwork" from the Brooks home was found in the garbage of a nearby parking facility. Charlie, Rebekah's husband, contends this is all a misunderstanding, but his story is less than compelling...
News Of The World Whistle-Blower Found Dead
Sean Hoare, the phone-hacking whistle-blower in the News of the World case, has been found dead in Watford, England. The timing, only months after Hoare helped expose the hacking scandal that plagued the Murdoch-owned paper, is certainly suspect, but his death is currently classified as "unexplained" and police, as of now, do not believe foul play was involved. That said with the police's role in the hacking scandal, is it wrong for me to find that suspicious too? Have I just watched too much Film Noir?