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November 15, 2011

28 News Corp. Staffers Linked To Phone Hacking

The News Corp. phone hacking scandal continues to grow. Despite the media conglomerate’s attempts to blame the scandal on a rogue reporter, new evidence revealed that 28 staffers at News Corp.’s newspaper group, News International, were named in notes from the private investigator who did the hacking. There are also almost 6,000 names of potential phone hacking victims.

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Reported by Ellen at 4:26 AM

November 13, 2011

UK’s Guardian: News Corp. Spied On Parliamentary Committee Investigating It

Yesterday, The Guardian’s Roy Greenslade visited Media Matters Radio and dropped a bit of a bombshell: That even after News Corporation’s News of the World was under investigation for phone hacking, “Every single member of the Parliamentary committee investigating this matter was followed by private eyes and/or members of staff of the newspaper and only after some of the staff protested that they didn’t want to do it, were they called off.” UPDATED

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Reported by Ellen at 4:57 PM

October 27, 2011

Watch Video Of The News Corp. Protest

Although none of us were able to attend the protest at the News Corporation shareholders' meeting in Los Angeles last week, our friends at Brave New Films were. And they shot video. Watch it after the jump.

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Reported by Ellen at 12:02 PM

October 22, 2011

British MP Warns Of New Allegations Against News Corporation

British Member of Parliament Tom Watson visited the contentious News Corporation shareholders meeting yesterday and made it clear that the phone hacking scandal is far from behind the media conglomerate. At the meeting, Watson told Murdoch that the 200 police officers on the case are investigating claims that range from conspiring to pervert the course of justice, executives committing perjury, and bribery of public officials, including police officers. Watson also alleged that cases of computer hacking are soon to surface.

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Reported by Ellen at 10:42 AM

October 20, 2011

Occupy Fox Studios Tomorrow

For those of you in the Los Angeles area, Change to Win is organizing Occupy Fox Studios during the News Corporation shareholders meeting Friday. Tell the Board of News Corp and Fox that they need to be accountable for the company’s actions! Details after the jump.

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Reported by Ellen at 11:31 PM
Murdoch Fetes Perry, reported by Ellen,
Trickle-down lies policy at FOX, reported by Chrish,
The Lie that is Fox Business News, reported by Melanie,
Rupert Murdoch's $uper Bowl, reported by Melanie,
Rupert Murdoch Says Recession Is Likely, reported by Marie Therese,
More Tough Talk From Roger Ailes, reported by Deborah,
A poodle never changes his spots, reported by Chrish,