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  1. Rupert Murdoch: The Master Mogul of Fleet Street edited

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charmaine Chan Rupert Murdoch: The Master Mogul of Fleet Street edited by Graydon Carter Vanity Fair (e-book) In 1999 William Shawcross conducted a series of interviews with Rupert Murdoch ... telephone conversation of yours?' Murdoch responded: 'I'm too careful to have those sorts of conversations!' Snippets like that are fascinating in hindsight and justify ...

  2. Rupert: the bear we have to cross

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Vines moneypost@scmp.com Feeling sympathy for Rupert Murdoch is an entirely new and slightly uncomfortable sensation, especially for someone like me. I've spent some four decades striving never to work for a Murdoch publication. Yet, even for a Murdoch sceptic, there was something unedifying about Murdoch's treatment at the recent News Corporation ...

  3. The media's job is to keep politicians honest, not to manipulate them

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Rafferty Back in 1969 I had a revealing non-encounter with Rupert Murdoch as he launched his UK media empire. I was a reporter on the ailing The Sun newspaper and was named the Young ... that was a lesson in power. I excitedly sent a telegram to The Sun, which Murdoch was taking over, saying that I had a front-row seat as Gandhi tightened her grip on the world's largest democracy, ...

  4. A tiger wife springs into action

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Murdoch's actions in literally leaping to her husband's defence in the British parliament saved the day for the embattled Murdoch clan. During some three hours of humbling testimony, News Corporation tycoon Rupert Murdoch appeared out of the loop and his son, James, out of his depth. Only the 42-year-old Deng, shooting daggers throughout while seated behind her 80-year-old husband, ...

  5. Dumb defence deepens the 'Murdoch discount'

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... that was set up last week is now redundant- but the same people have now launched a site called 'Has James Murdoch Been Arrested Yet'. James Murdoch is the son and heir of media tycoon Rupert ... James Murdoch. James denied all knowledge of the crimes committed in his corner of the empire in impenetrable management-speak, and more or less got away with it. The problem was Rupert himself. ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The job won't be open in the near future Media mogul Rupert Murdoch plays down any prospect that he's going to be replaced soon as the chief of News Corp Bad guys go where the money is Charlie Miller, principal research consultant with security firm Accuvant, on why hackers hack smartphones and financial firms Step forward if you want to lose your sons. Otherwise, ...

  7. What lessons from Murdoch saga can be drawn in HK?

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... news but there are distinct echoes of the Murdoch-style dominance of the media, which is causing such concern in Britain. We shall put aside the fact that Rupert Murdoch's company used ... to influence how the news is covered. In Britain, the Murdoch newspaper scandal has produced great interest in the number of times that Rupert Murdoch and his senior executives were invited ...

  8. Pulling the plug on Murdoch

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Philip Bowring Readers of this newspaper may feel fortunate that Rupert Murdoch owned it only briefly before selling it to its current proprietor. But the ways of the Murdoch media ... hacking and other devious and illegal deals unfolded before a shocked public and politicians who at least pretended to be shocked. First, though, a couple of good words for Murdoch. He has ...

  9. Murdoch heir to attend HK event

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com James Murdoch, embattled son of media mogul Rupert, will speak in Hong Kong next month at what has been termed a question-and-answer session- ... incidents like the one in which comedian and activist Jonnie Marbles threw shaving foam at Rupert Murdoch during the British parliamentary hearing. 'We have not been informed by his office ...

  10. Pie and machinations on FCC's Murdoch night menu

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... night's spectators, huddled in a packed bar at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, had gathered for a rarer sight - the live broadcast of Rupert Murdoch's fall from grace. High-profile ... turned on Murdoch. 'It just shows that democracy works. Whatever the outcome, it's a good thing if it just shows that nobody's sacred in this world,' Kerry McGlynn, former ...




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