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Johnny Depp Painted Messages on Mirror Using His Own Blood, Court Hears at Libel Trial

Johnny Depp used the blood from the severed tip of his finger to paint messages on a mirror, a court heard Thursday, the third day of his libel trial against the publisher of The Sun newspaper in London. Depp is suing Rupert Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers and journalist Dan Wootton for an article on The […]
Tags: News, Global, The Sun, Johnny Depp, Rupert Murdoch, News Group Newspapers, Amber Heard, Dan Wootton, London Depp

Team Trump Is Packed With Coronavirus Truthers

Last Wednesday, America announced its largest single day total since the pandemic started: 52,789 new coronavirus cases. On Thursday, it broke that record. And again Friday, when Arizona reported as many new cases as the entire European Union. No wonder Americans are no longer welcome for now in Europe: We’re home to 4 percent of the world’s population but 25 percent of its coronavirus cases. More than 130,000 Americans have died. Dr. Anthony Fauci told Sen. Elizabeth Warren last week that “I th...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, New York, Texas, News, Senate, White House, America, United States, New York Times, Arizona, Rand Paul, Fox News, Ron Paul, Rupert Murdoch, Anthony Fauci

America set to be nuked, anarchy in the US, and the men who knew too much, in this week’s dubious tabloids

In recent weeks we have seen Prince Andrew allegedly hunted by assassins because he knows too much about pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s wealthy and famous sex ring conspirators. Epstein himself was supposedly murdered in jail while awaiting trial because “he knew too much.” China’s ambassador to Israel Du Wei was supposedly murdered because “he "knew too much” about the alleged bioweapon origins of coronavirus. And this week the ‘National Enquirer’ cover claims: “Movie Mogul Murdered...
Tags: Post, News, Reese Witherspoon, Washington, North Korea, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Walmart, Fbi, Harvard, Bill Clinton, Gwen Stefani, Tony Blair, Tabloids

Rupert Murdoch Negotiating To Buy Stake In Art Basel

The event organizer has been badly affected by lockdowns and bans on public gatherings in recent months as governments have tried to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. The MCH group decided to completely cancel its flagship Art Basel show, which was originally scheduled to take place in June, amid worries about health risks and global travel restrictions. – Bloomberg
Tags: Art, Rupert Murdoch, Basel, Visual, MCH, 06.27.20

Johnny Depp Suffers Legal Setback Over ‘Australian Drug Texts’

A British court has ruled that Johnny Depp is in breach of a court order for failing to disclose texts that allegedly show him trying to get hold of drugs. The ruling by Judge Andrew Nicol Monday was made as part of the actor’s libel action against Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun newspaper, to be heard […]
Tags: News, Global, Johnny Depp, Rupert Murdoch, Amber Heard, Andrew Nicol

A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes

Since the early days of Donald Trump’s presidency, the editors at McSweeney’s have been keeping track of his various “misdeeds”. With the election coming up, they’ve published the full list: Lest We Forget the Horrors: A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes: The Complete Listing (So Far). We called this list a collection of Trump’s cruelties, collusions, and crimes, and it felt urgent then to track them, to ensure these horrors — happening almost daily — would...
Tags: New York, Obama, Mexico, White House, New York City, US, United States, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump, Trump, Preet Bharara, Central Park Five, Jason Kottke, Don, Trump Tower

Rupert Murdoch Predicts Trump Will ‘Crash And Burn’ In November Election

News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch is reportedly pessimistic about President Trump’s odds of winning his re-election. According to a Vanity Fair report on Thursday, citing two sources, Murdoch recently told people that Trump will “crash and burn” in the November election. “It’s a clear-eyed assessment, just based on just looking at the news,” one person who has spoken with Murdoch regarding the election told Vanity Fair. News Corp and the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to...
Tags: News, Disney, Joe Biden, Fox, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp, Vanity Fair, Murdoch, Trump, Sean Hannity, Donald J Trump, HANNITY, CNN Fox, Ainsley Earhardt, Earhardt

News Corp to cut jobs in UK newspaper, radio business: memo

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will need to cut jobs in its British newspaper and radio operations as part of a business review aimed at reducing costs, News UK Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks said in a letter to staff on Wednesday.
Tags: UK, Money, businessNews, Rebekah brooks, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is cutting jobs and shutting down dozens of newspapers in Australia

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is shutting down dozens of local newspapers in Australia and ending print production for most of its smaller publications as part of a major shakeup of its business in the country.
Tags: Australia, Cnn, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp

A dodgy dossier? How News Corp hyped a US government reading list into a China coronavirus 'bombshell'

A Murdoch media exclusive about China covering up the origin of Covid-19 appears to be based on an unclassified US state department reference paper It was touted as a world exclusive – a “bombshell dossier” that exposed China’s “batty science” and backed up Donald Trump and US claims that Beijing was covering up the true origin of Covid-19.Rupert Murdoch’s Sydney tabloid, the Daily Telegraph, went big with a Saturday morning splash and six pages of reporting attributed to “a dossier prepared by ...
Tags: Media, China, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Beijing, United States, Sydney, Media business, Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation, News Corp, Donald Trump, Daily Telegraph, Murdoch

BBC director general candidate accused in phone-hacking case

Exclusive: Former newspaper executive Will Lewis alleged to have played part in email deletionsThe former senior newspaper executive William Lewis, on the shortlist to be the next director general of the BBC, has been accused of playing a part in the concealment and destruction of vast amounts of emails relating to phone hacking by the publisher of the Sun and News of the World, according to high court documents made public on Wednesday.Lewis, who ended a six-year stint as the chief executive of...
Tags: UK, Media, UK News, Bbc, Rebekah brooks, Rupert Murdoch, Wall Street Journal, Will Lewis, Lewis, William Lewis, News Group Newspapers NGN, Sun and News of the World, News Corporation Continue

What the Media’s Most Powerful Executives Were Paid in 2019

Media chieftains don’t suffer from low self-esteem. Industry titans including Bob Iger, Reed Hastings and Rupert Murdoch probably need big egos to believe they’re entitled to make far more than most CEOs at similarly sized companies — and much more for 12 months of work than an average employee could make in several lifetimes. It […]
Tags: News, Features, Rupert Murdoch, Reed Hastings, Bob Iger, Bob Iger Reed Hastings

Busted: Pentagon Contractors’ Report on ‘Wuhan Lab’ Origins of Virus Is Bogus

A shocking report suggesting that the coronavirus was “release[d from] the Wuhan Institute of Virology” in China is now circulating in U.S. military and intelligence circles and on Capitol Hill. But there’s a critical flaw in the report, a Daily Beast analysis reveals: Some of its most seemingly persuasive evidence is false—provably false.Multiple congressional committees have obtained and are scrutinizing the 30-page report, produced by the Multi-Agency Collaboration Environment (MACE), a part ...
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Rupert Murdoch gives up bonus after News Corp post $1 bln loss

News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch is forgoing his cash bonus for the year after the media company posted a $1 billion quarterly loss due to a write-down in the value of its Australian pay TV unit and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its businesses.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp

Rupert Murdoch gives up bonus after News Corp post $1 billion loss

News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch is forgoing his cash bonus for the year after the media company posted a $1 billion quarterly loss due to a write-down in the value of its Australian pay TV unit and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its businesses.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp

Coronavirus live news: WHO says 190,000 could die in Africa as Trump blocks CDC guidance

US death toll passes 75,000; Russian cases overtake Germany and France; international tourism to plunge by 80%. Follow the latest updatesCovid-19 puts Putin’s power plans on hold and economy in perilOne of Trump’s personal valets tests positive for virusCoronavirus latest: at a glanceAustralia coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.22am BST News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch will forgo his cash bonus for the current fiscal year due to the impact of Covid-19 pan...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Cdc, France, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Africa, Americas, US, UK News, World news

Rupert Murdoch to forgo his News Corp annual cash bonus

News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch will forgo his cash bonus for the current fiscal year due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on business, the company said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp, COVID

Disney, hit hard by coronavirus, to face Wall Street questions on impact on company

Walt Disney Co's acquisitions spree that included swallowing much of Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox last year, and a reputation for operational excellence, turned the company into the world's most powerful entertainment machine.
Tags: Money, Disney, Fox, businessNews, Rupert Murdoch, Walt Disney Co

Misinformation, hacking, and imploding startups: 18 books about tech to read in isolation

Looking for something to read while you while away the hours in isolation? We put together our top picks for books about Big Tech – covering everything from Cambridge Analytica through to Facebook and Theranos.  The 18 books on this list include recent releases, such as "Don't Be Evil" by Rana Foroohar and "Bad Blood" by John Carreyrou.  Work your way through these thoughtful books to understand some of the major challenges facing Big Tech and startups, featuring everything from state-sponsore...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, UK, New York, Hollywood, Microsoft, Big Data, Virginia, Russia, Trends, Bbc, Britain, United States

Many of Fox Sports’ On-Air Talent Will Take Pay Cut

Many of Fox Sports’ on-air anchors and analysts will take a temporary pay cut, largely in tandem with compensation decreases among top executives at parent company Fox Corporation, according to a people familiar with the matter. Fox Corp. said Wednesday that top executives, including Rupert Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch, would forego compensation through September 30 […]
Tags: News, Espn, Rupert Murdoch, Fox Sports, Lachlan Murdoch, Fox Corp, Fox Corporation, Coronavirus

Fox's Rupert, Lachlan Murdoch to forgo salary due to hit from coronavirus

Fox Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch and Chief Executive Officer Lachlan Murdoch will forgo their salaries in response to the coronavirus crisis, according to an internal memo sent to employees on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, Fox, businessNews, Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, Fox Corp, Rupert Lachlan Murdoch

Fox Corp. Cuts Senior Exec Salaries Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Fox Corp. will cut senior executive salaries on a short-term basis in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The move was announced Wednesday in a memo from chief executive Lachlan Murdoch. Under the new policy Murdoch and his father, company founder and chairman Rupert Murdoch will forego taking any salary through Sept. 30. Also not taking […]
Tags: News, Fox, Rupert Murdoch, Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, Fox Corp

Opinion: Calls for Arqiva to be broken up or regulated

Love Sport Radio owner Kelvin MacKenzie is calling for changes to the way Arqiva does business, saying the monopoly business needs to be broken up or regulated. He writes: “I am grateful to the commercial stations serving the Asian community (RadioToday) for taking up the battle cry to have their huge and unjustifiable transmission costs waived during the virus crisis. But I would like to go one further. When finally this financial nightmare is over it will be time for the pricing policy of t...
Tags: Opinion, People, Radio, Ofcom, Manchester, Birmingham, Rupert Murdoch, Cma, Macquarie, Bauer, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, MacKenzie, Panjab Radio, Sound Digital, Arqiva, Surjit

Australia Plans to Make Google and Facebook Share Ad Revenue With Publishers

The Australian government aims to force Google and Facebook to share advertising revenue with newspaper publishers in Australia, according to the country’s top financial authority, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. The details of an ad sales sharing plan still need to be worked out, but if it’s successfully implemented, it…
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Science, Australia, Copyright, Scott Morrison, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp, Josh Frydenberg

Malcolm Turnbull on Donald Trump: 'You don't suck up to bullies'

In this extract from his memoir, the former Australian prime minister recounts his deals and negotiations with the US president“Don’t worry, Malcolm. The American people will never elect a lunatic to sit in this office.”So Barack Obama had enigmatically assured me in the Oval Office in January 2016, when I asked him about the presidential race. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Media, Washington Post, China, Angela Merkel, US, Barack Obama, International Trade, Australia news, US foreign policy, Australian immigration and asylum, US politics, Australian politics, Refugees, Joe Hockey, Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull: News Corp is like a political party with the Murdochs encouraging intolerance

In his new book the former Australian PM accuses the company of helping to run the country through deferential leaders like Tony Abbott News Corp operates like a political party, working closely with rightwing politicians to influence policy and elections and to destroy politicians who won’t agree to a partnership with the Murdochs, the former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says.“I wasn’t going to run my government in partnership with Rupert or Lachlan Murdoch or their editors, and I...
Tags: Books, Media, World news, Australia news, Coalition, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, Australian media, Autobiography and memoir, Media business, Malcolm Turnbull, Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation, News Corp, Alan Jones, Peta Credlin

America's billionaires are giving to charity – but much of it is self-serving rubbish

Well-publicized philanthropy shows how afraid the super-rich are of a larger social safety net – and higher taxes As millions of jobless Americans line up for food or risk their lives delivering essential services, the nation’s billionaires are making conspicuous donations – $100m from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos for food banks, billions from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for a coronavirus vaccine, thousands of ventilators and N95 masks from Elon Musk, $25m from the Walton family and its Walmart found...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Tesla, Walmart, Gop, Bill Gates, Warren, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Rupert Murdoch, Donald Trump

Trump and Fox News: the dangerous relationship shaping America's coronavirus response

In one ear, the president has medical experts calling for caution. In the other, TV hosts are urging the opposite * Coronavirus – live US updates * Live global updates * See all our coronavirus coverage“I would say without question it’s the biggest decision I’ve ever had to make,” Donald Trump said on Friday, contemplating when and how he will relax physical distancing guidelines and reopen the American economy.In one ear, he has medical experts pleading caution. In the other, Fox News urges ...
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Former Fox executives indicted in Fifa bribery scheme

Multimillion dollar scheme involved kickbacks to Fifa officials for broadcast rights to the 2018 and 2022 World CupTwo former senior executives at Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox corporation have been indicted over their alleged role in a multimillion dollar bribery scheme involving kickbacks to Fifa officials in exchange for broadcast and marketing rights to some of the world’s biggest football tournaments.The US Department of Justice announced on Monday that Hernan Lopez, the former chief ex...
Tags: Football, US, World news, US news, Fox, Fifa, Rupert Murdoch, 21st Century Fox, Fox International Channels, US Department of Justice, Carlos Martinez, Hernan Lopez, Law (US, Fox Latin America

'I was face-to-face with Tony Blair': Michael Sheen on Murdoch, class and giving away his money

He renounced acting for activism, then had to start earning again. As he returns to TV, Sheen talks about life in isolation, politics and his curious encounter with the man he has portrayed more than any otherMichael Sheen is at home in south Wales, looking out on his garden. The sun catches the side of his face, lighting up his scraggly hair and beard. “We’re very lucky to have a garden to go out in. I know not everybody does,” he says. In the current climate of famous people churning out endle...
Tags: Politics, Media, Wales, Film, Los Angeles, UK News, Culture, Television & radio, Kate Beckinsale, Tony Blair, Rupert Murdoch, South Wales, Michael Sheen, Murdoch, Lily