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Murdoch: Romney should drop old friendsupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 17:38:00

CNN's Dana Bash looks at the criticism of Mitt Romney's campaign team coming from Rupert Murdoch and Jack Welch.

Rupert Murdoch in a buying moodupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 05:29:00

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. launches a takeover bid for Australia's Consolidated Media, as CNN's Ramy Inocencio reports.

Gordon Brown lashes out at Rupert Murdoch, son and tabloidupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 19:39:00

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown lashed out Monday at press baron Rupert Murdoch, his son and his British newspapers, raising the stakes in a highly charged and very public battle between the two men.

Gordon Brown to testify at phone-hacking inquiryupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 04:28:00

A former British prime minister who has been a harsh critic of media baron Rupert Murdoch is due to testify Monday at an enquiry spawned by phone-hacking at Murdoch's News of the World tabloid.

Rupert Murdoch put pressure on Tony Blair, ex-prime minister saysupdated: Mon May 28 2012 13:32:00

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair came under "political pressure" from media baron Rupert Murdoch during his time in office, he testified Monday at an independent inquiry set up in response to phone hacking and alleged police bribery at Murdoch newspapers in Britain.

Murdoch insider Rebekah Brooks charged over phone-hacking inquiryupdated: Tue May 15 2012 22:35:00

Former News International chief Rebekah Brooks blasted British prosecutors Tuesday for charging her with obstructing the investigation into phone hacking at media mogul Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers, calling the case "an expensive sideshow."

UK panel: Murdoch 'turned blind eye'updated: Fri May 04 2012 12:36:00

A UK lawmakers' report takes aim at Rupert Murdoch's role in the phone hacking scandal. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

News Corp. board backs Rupert Murdochupdated: Thu May 03 2012 07:52:00

Global media tycoon Rupert Murdoch received a strong endorsement from the board of directors of his News Corp. on Wednesday, a day after British lawmakers investigating a phone hacking scandal said Murdoch was "not a fit person" to run a major international company.

Australia regulators reviewing UK Murdoch reportupdated: Thu May 03 2012 06:05:00

The Australian media regulatory agency is "digesting" the blistering report from British lawmakers that said News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch was "not a fit person" to run a major international company.

Rupert Murdoch not fit to run business, UK lawmakers ruleupdated: Wed May 02 2012 05:47:00

Global media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is "not a fit person" to run a major international company, British lawmakers investigating phone hacking at his tabloid News of the World reported Tuesday.

Rupert Murdoch's damage controlupdated: Tue May 01 2012 14:36:00

Crisis communications expert Josh Zeitz of MWW Group discusses Rupert Murdoch's damage control strategy.

Analysis: Not fit for business? Harsh words may sting Murdoch updated: Tue May 01 2012 14:36:00

Rupert Murdoch can be expected to be personally furious and potentially devastated by the partisan-but-damning judgment of a committee of British lawmakers that he is not a "fit" person to run an international business.

Rupert Murdoch 'not fit' to run companyupdated: Tue May 01 2012 11:39:00

A British Parliament report blasts media mogul Rupert Murdoch over the phone hacking scandal at his tabloid papers.

CNNMoney: Investors still love (or tolerate) Rupert Murdochupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 13:33:00

Rupert Murdoch is a hero to the right and a demon to the left. But Wall Street doesn't care about red state/blue state distinctions.

Rupert Murdoch admits phone-hacking 'cover-up,' apologizesupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 12:23:00

Rupert Murdoch admitted Thursday there had been a "cover-up" of phone hacking at his flagship British tabloid newspaper and apologized for not paying more attention to a scandal that has convulsed his media empire and rocked the British political establishment.

Rupert Murdoch: Media magnate grilled on power, influence updated: Thu Apr 26 2012 09:53:00

It's a rare sight: Rupert Murdoch, the indomitable head of the News Corp. empire, called before a judicial inquiry again Thursday to explain how his influence has shaped Britain's media and political landscape.

Rupert Murdoch's political influenceupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 09:53:00

Author and journalist Peter Jukes looks at Rupert Murdoch and his testimony at the Leveson Inquiry on UK media ethics.

Neil on Murdoch: Letter of law vs spiritupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 23:27:00

CNN's Becky Anderson talks to former News Corp. editor Andrew Neil about Rupert Murdoch's testimony.

Murdoch denies political influence, Cameron disagreesupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 17:49:00

Global media tycoon Rupert Murdoch spent hours Wednesday downplaying his political influence, even as British Prime Minister David Cameron said politicians in his country had been too close to Murdoch over the years.

Rupert's Twitter feed: 10 lessons from Planet Murdochupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 08:43:00

Few could accuse Rupert Murdoch of losing his sense of perspective. Amid the threats posed to his global media business interests by the phone-hacking scandal, the media mogul retains an almost childlike fascination for the weather and nature.

Neil: Murdoch ruined by hacking scandalupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 08:38:00

CNN's Richard Quest talks to Andrew Neil, Fmr. Exec. Chairman of Sky Television, about James Murdoch's resignation.

Explain it to me: UK tabloid scandalupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 05:43:00

CNN's Becky Anderson explains what led to the closure of Rupert Murdoch's tabloid newspaper News of the World.

Stelter on Murdoch moves in News Corp.updated: Thu Mar 08 2012 22:16:00

Brian Stelter with the New York Times on James Murdoch stepping down as head of a News Corp. U.K. subsidiary.

Murdoch launches paper to replace disgraced tabloidupdated: Sun Feb 26 2012 15:33:00

Rupert Murdoch launched a new British tabloid Sunday to replace his disgraced News of the World, seven months after the best-selling Sunday paper was shut down over a phone-hacking and bribery scandal.

Murdoch charm offensive: Sun on Sundaysupdated: Sun Feb 19 2012 20:14:00

CNN's Dan Rivers reports on Rupert Murdoch's decision to publish an edition of the Sun newspaper on Sunday.

Murdoch 'prepared to sacrifice' reportersupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 17:00:00

A former editor says Rupert Murdoch is prepared to sacrifice UK journalists to protect News Corp. from U.S. legal action.

Murdoch to launch new Sun on Sunday paper amid crisisupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 17:00:00

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch traveled to London Friday as he seeks to rein in a crisis over alleged misconduct at the embattled Sun newspaper, part of his huge News Corp. empire.

Murdoch to meet with staffupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 05:47:00

CNN's Richard Quest explains the latest scandal to plague the News Corp. empire and the Murdoch family.

Analysis: Murdoch empire - and journalism - on the lineupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 05:47:00

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch will meet journalists at his News International subsidiary in London Friday, to take charge of the crisis surrounding the embattled Sun newspaper, with some speculating whether he will "sacrifice" UK staff to prevent the controversy from spilling across the Atlantic.

Rupert Murdoch faces U.S. heat on phone hackingupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 18:45:00

The British lawyer for alleged victims of phone-hacking by newspapers said Monday he is flying to the United States within weeks to meet lawyers amid reports he may take legal action against media magnate Rupert Murdoch.

Ex-Blair aide testifies on phone hackingupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 18:45:00

Alistair Campbell says UK newspapers print "complete nonsense" to support their owners' agendas.

CNNMoney: Rupert Murdoch tweet: Carried interest a 'racket'updated: Fri Jan 20 2012 11:08:00

News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch would like private equity fund managers to pay higher taxes.

Twitter newbie Rupert Murdoch following fake accountupdated: Tue Jan 03 2012 12:03:00

Looks like it could take awhile for new Twitter user Rupert Murdoch to get the hang of things.

Media mogul Murdoch joins Twitterupdated: Mon Jan 02 2012 15:27:00

A phone hacking scandal may have cost Rupert Murdoch his biggest-selling newspaper in 2011, but the billionaire media mogul managed to end the year with a modest addition to his empire -- an account on Twitter.

Ex-Blair aide blasts press in ethics probeupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 11:04:00

British newspapers print "complete nonsense" in support of agendas set by their owners, former Tony Blair spokesman Alastair Campbell said Wednesday.

Murdoch editors knew of hacking, ex-reporter testifiesupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 11:40:00

The editors of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid knew that their reporters were hacking phones in search of stories, former News of the World journalist Paul McMullan testified Tuesday.

UK phone-hacking inquiry opensupdated: Mon Nov 21 2011 12:07:00

As a new inquiry in to phone-hacking begins, CNN's Phil Black says wider British media ethics will be examined.

James Murdoch like 'Mafia boss,' says lawmakerupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 12:29:00

News International chief James Murdoch rejected allegations Thursday his company behaved like a Mafia organization over the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

CNNMoney: News Corp. holders slap Murdoch sonsupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 07:56:00

A large percentage of News Corp. shareholders, upset by the hacking scandal in Britain, opposed the re-election of Rupert Murdoch's sons to the company's board of directors.

Can shareholders give Murdoch the boot?updated: Fri Oct 21 2011 11:53:00

News Corporation's board and investors will gather today for the first time since the hacking scandal surfaced.

Murdoch heckled by Occupy protestersupdated: Sat Oct 15 2011 21:22:00

Rupert Murdoch is heckled by Occupy protesters dressed as Sesame Street characters in San Francisco. KGO reports.

CNNMoney: Murdochs get big payday despite scandalupdated: Fri Sep 02 2011 17:42:00

Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch were both given substantial raises from News Corp. in its recently completed fiscal year -- although James Murdoch declined much of his raise, citing the recent scandals that buffeted the company.

Phone hacking: How scandal unfoldedupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 11:59:00

Damaging allegations over phone hacking are continuing to mount against Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

Wendi Deng Murdoch, out from behind the scenesupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 10:03:00

Last week, when Wendi Deng Murdoch stole the show at the parliamentary tabloid hearings with a sock to the face of her husband's pie-wielding aggressor, it seemed like the demure woman who calls Rupert Murdoch her "hubby" had suddenly turned fierce. In fact, Deng's impromptu reaction may have revealed more about her true self than she'd like to let on.

Wendi Deng: Murdoch's 'tiger wife'updated: Thu Jul 21 2011 22:49:00

Wendi Deng's efforts to protect her husband, Rupert Murdoch, have changed opinions of her in her native China.

Who is Wendi Deng Murdoch?updated: Thu Jul 21 2011 22:49:00

It's the slap that's been heard around the world: Wendi Deng Murdoch putting herself between her husband Rupert Murdoch and a protester armed with a shaving cream pie.

PR verdict on Rupert Murdoch: Small, unfrightening, unimpressiveupdated: Thu Jul 21 2011 15:30:00

This week's performance by Rupert and James Murdoch at a British parliamentary hearing raises some questions that News Corp. will struggle to answer, regardless of the outcome of the phone-hacking scandal.

Murdoch: 'We had broken our trust'updated: Wed Jul 20 2011 13:58:00

Rupert Murdoch says he closed News of the World because the company "had broken our trust with our readers."

Lots of 'pregnant pauses': CNN journalists describe hacking hearingupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 13:58:00

Media baron Rupert Murdoch, his son James Murdoch and former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks testified Tuesday in front of a parliamentary hearing in London on phone hacking. CNN's Richard Quest, Dan Rivers and Jonathan Wald, who all attended the hearings, give their impressions.

Rupert Murdoch as 'The Wizard of Oz'?updated: Wed Jul 20 2011 13:27:00

Nothing illustrated Britain's love-hate relationship with Rupert Murdoch better than Tuesday's parliamentary select committee hearing into the phone-hacking scandal. The British public hate the persona of Murdoch, his power and influence, yet voraciously consume his products.

PM Cameron addresses hacking allegationsupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 13:27:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron addresses the ongoing phone-hacking scandal in a special session of parliament.

Time for Murdoch to goupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 13:13:00

Rupert Murdoch is facing a two-front war. On the eastern front, he has denied knowledge before a House of Commons committee of phone hacking or payments by News Corp. to Scotland Yard while bemoaning the employees who failed him. He will probably escape criminal prosecution in the United Kingdom, unless some senior employee yet turns on him.

Rupert Murdoch joins pantheon of pie victimsupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 12:44:00

When a protester planted a plate of cream in the face of Rupert Murdoch, sustaining a ferocious slap from Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng in the process, he joined a long tradition of activists who have made their mark with pie.

Murdoch's wife's 'very good left hook'updated: Wed Jul 20 2011 12:44:00

Rupert Murdoch's wife tries to save him from a pie in the face. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

Media hypocrisy on Murdochupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 08:56:00

It's not a subjective point that most of the mainstream media has not liked media mogul Rupert Murdoch or his News Corp. empire, and for a very long time.

News Corp. execs take the standupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 08:56:00

Rupert Murdoch, his son James and Rebekah Brooks testify before British lawmakers about illegal phone hackings.

Murdoch acting like himself?updated: Wed Jul 20 2011 08:14:00

John King asks former Wall Street Journal editor Joanne Lipman about Rupert Murdoch's appearance before Parliament.

Phone hacking: What's it all about?updated: Wed Jul 20 2011 07:24:00

British journalists working for Rupert Murdoch's News of the World are accused of hiring private detectives to hack illegally into the voice mails of thousands of people, ranging from top politicians and celebrities to murder victims and the families of fallen troops.

Protester attacks Rupert Murdoch at hearingupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 01:03:00

A man tossed light-blue shaving cream at media magnate Rupert Murdoch during a parliamentary hearing Tuesday.

British politicians rightly close the door to Murdochupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 22:05:00

As the resignations pile up in Britain's phone hacking scandal, the whole saga has already been compared to a Shakespearean tragedy.

Murdoch, Brooks defend handling of phone-hacking scandalupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 21:40:00

Seated side by side, News Corp. magnate Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, told British lawmakers Tuesday they were not to blame in a burgeoning scandal that has raised questions of how much top executives knew about illegal phone hacking and when.

Murdoch 'didn't know' of wrongdoingsupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 21:40:00

News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch says he wasn't aware of wrongdoings at his company.

Once ignored, phone-hacking scandal gets global audienceupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 20:40:00

The phone-hacking scandal began two years ago as a lonely newspaper crusade in London, but when Rupert Murdoch testified Tuesday before British lawmakers, the story undeniably took the world by its ear with coverage spanning from Al Jazeera to Brazil to China, media experts said. Rupert Murdoch Scandal Addressed in Parliamentupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 19:11:00

A plate of shaving cream is tossed at Murdoch as he faced questions about his newspaper's scandal

CNNMoney: Murdochs lose $750 million in hacking scandalupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 17:22:00

The Murdoch family is worth a lot less on paper in the weeks since the News Corp. phone hacking scandal emerged.

How did Rupert Murdoch perform? Experts give their verdictupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 15:49:00

News Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch, his son James and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks went before lawmakers Tuesday to answer questions about the phone hacking scandal that has gripped the UK and beyond.

James Murdoch discusses 9/11 victimsupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 14:28:00

James Murdoch answers questions about 9/11 victims and members of the British royal family's phones being hacked.

Highlights from Murdoch testimonyupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 14:28:00

The following are highlights from the testimony given Tuesday by media baron Rupert Murdoch and his son, James, before a Parliament committee investigating phone hacking by journalists working for the Murdoch media empire:

CNNMoney: Murdoch won't leave News Corp.updated: Tue Jul 19 2011 13:08:00

News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch told members of the British Parliament on Tuesday that he will not step down from his place at the helm.

Is hacking scandal the UK's Watergate?updated: Tue Jul 19 2011 07:41:00

The Watergate scandal saw the resignation of the president, the jailing of senior administration officials, the collapse of trust in the political class, a shift in the balance of power from one party to another, an increase in the reputation of the press and sustained pressure for freedom of information. All this took place over a period of years.

The media frenzy for Murdochupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 07:41:00

CNN's Dan Rivers takes us on a tour of the media area ahead of Rupert Murdoch's appearance regarding News Corp scandal.

Will lawmakers draw blood from Murdoch?updated: Tue Jul 19 2011 06:51:00

News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch, his son James and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks are set to appear in parliament on Tuesday to answer questions about the phone hacking scandal that has convulsed Britain.

CNNMoney: Murdoch's Sun newspaper hit by hackersupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 19:54:00

The News Corp. phone-hacking scandal took another dramatic twist Monday when the publishing empire got a taste of its own medicine: Hackers seized control of the website of The Sun, the sister publication of the recently shuttered News of the World.

Murdoch's problem isn't PR but cultureupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 15:16:00

The story is moving fast, and ironically Rupert Murdoch is caught in a web of his own making.

UK senior officer resigns amid scandalupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 15:16:00

UK's most senior police officer resigns, citing allegations of links to the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

Inside the Murdoch scandalupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 13:36:00

CNN's Randi Kaye discusses the Murdoch scandal with a biographer.

What scandal tells us about Murdoch's empireupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 11:39:00

There is one question we already know Rupert Murdoch will not be able to answer satisfactorily at Tuesday's parliamentary Select Committee. What responsibility did News International, and its parent company News Corporation, have in allowing a newsroom culture to develop where it was considered justifiable to hack into the phone of a kidnapped school girl? Or the phones of 7/7 victims? Or those of the families of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Murdoch's ad apologizes for 'serious wrongdoing' in hacking scandalupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 21:55:00

Rupert Murdoch apologized to the British public with full-page advertisements in seven national newspapers Saturday, a day after two senior executives resigned over a phone hacking scandal that has engulfed his media empire.

Rupert Murdoch is 'sorry'updated: Sat Jul 16 2011 01:00:00

The Dowler family's attorney Mark Lewis says Murdoch has apologized to the family in a private meeting.

Murdoch begins series of apologies in phone-hacking scandalupdated: Sat Jul 16 2011 01:00:00

Two key executives in Rupert Murdoch's media empire resigned Friday, and their former boss added public relations muscle as he began a series of apologies in the phone-hacking scandal.

Attorney general considers investigation into News Corp. hackingupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 16:42:00

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that federal investigators are looking into requests by lawmakers to investigate News Corp., the multinational media conglomerate run by Rupert Murdoch.

Murdoch apologizes for scandalupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 11:44:00

News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch apologized for the phone-hacking scandal ignited by revelations about his News of the World newspaper in an advertisement to appear Saturday in British newspapers.

Murdoch 'as tough as his headlines'updated: Fri Jul 15 2011 05:55:00

Rupert Murdoch has gone from power broker to pariah in a matter of days. CNN's Allan Chernoff reports.

FBI to probe Murdoch's company over Sept. 11 allegationupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 05:51:00

The FBI has launched an investigation into Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. after a report that employees or associates may have attempted to hack into phone conversations and voice mail of September 11 survivors, victims and their families, a federal law enforcement source told CNN Thursday.

U.S. lawmakers urge feds to investigate Murdoch media companyupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 11:03:00

The phone-hacking scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch's media empire intensified in the United States on Wednesday as three senators and a congressman urged federal authorities to investigate whether one of Murdoch's U.S.-based companies may have violated anti-bribery and other laws.

BSkyB bid gone for nowupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 11:03:00

CNN's Jim Boulden reports that the News Corp. withdrawal bid for BSkyB does not exclude a future bid.

UK PM Cameron blasts Murdoch as News Corp. drops BSkyB bidupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 05:44:00

Rupert Murdoch's media empire suffered a double blow Wednesday as Prime Minister David Cameron launched a wide-ranging investigation into the British press and Murdoch's News Corp. withdrew its bid to take over British satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

CNNMoney: Start spreading the News (Corp.)?updated: Wed Jul 13 2011 14:28:00

It has been a tough couple of weeks for Rupert Murdoch. Not that anyone is going to have sympathy for the often-demonized News Corp. CEO.

U.K. lawmakers summon Murdoch over phone hackingupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 09:23:00

British lawmakers investigating a phone hacking scandal Tuesday asked media baron Rupert Murdoch, his son James and former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks to testify before them, hours after former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused their newspaper group of illegally obtaining private information about him.

Phone hacking: Why did police fail?updated: Wed Jul 13 2011 09:23:00

A former London Met police officer is not surprised to hear allegations that "News of the World" paid officers.

More scandals in Murdoch's empire?updated: Tue Jul 12 2011 15:10:00

"The Guardian" and others report the scandal that hit "News Of The World" may hit more of Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

Inside Murdoch's empireupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 06:46:00

Travel the globe with CNN's Becky Anderson and see what media enterprises Rupert Murdoch controls.

Murdoch flies in as scandal closes News of the Worldupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 14:50:00

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch flew into London Sunday, hours after the final edition of the News of the World hit the stands, forced to close by a scandal over illegal eavesdropping and bribery that has outraged Britain.

Murdoch under fire for newspaper scandalupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 19:04:00

CNN's Tom Foreman discusses the controversy surrounding Rupert Murdoch closing "The News of the World" amid foul play.

Rupert Murdoch's media empireupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 10:41:00

CNN's Richard Quest takes a look at the media empire run by Rupert Murdoch.

Scandal shuts down British tabloidupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 09:59:00

CNN's Jonathan Mann reports on the phone hacking scandal surrounding British tabloid "News of the World."

British scandal sheet wracked by scandal of its ownupdated: Thu Jul 07 2011 17:02:00

Britain's News of the World newspaper and its parent company News International will likely be seriously damaged by the phone-hacking scandal, analysts say.

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