Erik Wemple: Rupert Murdoch


Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Book: Fox News planted false information to discredit reporter, stifle bad news

A stunning tale of public relations is described in a new book by David Folkenflik.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:53 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Folkenflik, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch

Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Young men, please sue the New York Post

There are only so many countermeasures against the sort of treatment that the New York Post accorded to two Boston-area young men. One of them is a whopping civil suit.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:17 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boston bombings, Boston marathon, col allan, New York Post, Rupert Murdoch

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Rupert Murdoch should ignore Michael Bloomberg

Don't mess with the News Corp. boss's media-consumption habits. They're proven to create wealth.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:38 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Michael Bloomberg, Rupert Murdoch, Twitter

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Chris Matthews's nasty lefty humor

Guest on show says that Murdoch is "going strong" into his 80s. "Is that good," quips Matthews.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:11 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Matthews, Rupert Murdoch

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Five takeaways from the Fox News-David Petraeus conspiracy

Fox News tells a top official that everyone at Fox News loves him, that he can call in headline changes if he so wishes, and that the boss might help him run for president.

By Erik Wemple  |  12:45 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Afghanistan, David Petraeus, Fox News, Roger Ailes, Rupert Murdoch

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 08/16/2012

Media news derivatives: Aug. 16

A roundup of media stories for Aug. 16.

By Erik Wemple  |  09:42 AM ET, 08/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  julian assange, rupert murdoch, apple, ezra klein, mark thompson, piers morgan

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Media news derivatives: July 20

A roundup of media stories for July 20.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:47 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aurora, colorado, theater, shooting, denver post, poynter, marissa mayer, wwd, mormon, kirn, GQ, the new republic, bill o'reilly, john harwood, tom brokaw, bob schieffer, rush limbaugh, sandra fluke, armed forces network, rupert murdoch, mitt romney

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 06/29/2012

Media news derivatives: June 29

A roundup of media stories for June 29

By Erik Wemple  |  09:55 AM ET, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, cnn, bloomberg tv, bloomberg news, supreme court, huffington post, rupert murdoch, news corp., new york times, wall street journal

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Media news derivatives: May 11

A roundup of media stories for May 11

By Erik Wemple  |  08:21 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jon stewart, daily show, savethenews, rupert murdoch, david cameron, facebook ipo, rush limbaugh, variety, brian stelter, new york times

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Media news derivatives: May 3

What is happening in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:21 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  politico, dreams from my father, newt gingrich, r.c.l hammond, keach hagey, wall street journal, new york times, fcc, bloomberg TV, lorne michaels, mitt romney, george zimmerman, rupert murdoch, sean hannity

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Media news derivatives: May 2

What’s new in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:21 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bryan fischer, american family association, richard grenell, mps, rupert murdoch, andrea mitchell, newsbusters, daily show, jon stewart, citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington, buzzfeed, mediaite

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 05/01/2012

British politicians split on Murdoch’s ‘fitness’

Is Murdoch fit to run a big company?

By Erik Wemple  |  03:45 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rupert murdoch, phone hacking, scandal, parliament, report, not fit, conservatives, moth-eaten kangaroo, news of the world

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Media news derivatives: April 26

What’s happening in the media world?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jack shafer, rupert murdoch, ajr, michele bachmann, bill o'reilly, newsbusters, nbc, george zimmerman, white house correspodnents' association, david rehr, fox mole

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Media news derivatives: April 25

What’s going on in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:01 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rupert murdoch, eliot spitzer, andrew beaujon, bernard goldberg, bill o'reilly, greta van susteren

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 04/24/2012

Media news derivatives: April 24

What’s going on in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:49 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  poynter, leveson inquiry, james murdoch, rupert murdoch, murdochs, stephen colbert, steve doocy, fox news

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/29/2012

The Daily’s relish for female Iranian ninjas

Connects martial-arts group to Bangkok bombings.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Daily, rupert murdoch, iran press tv, luke jerod kummer

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Media news derivatives: March 13

For March 13.

By Erik Wemple  |  11:06 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  will cain, cnn, soledad o'brien, marilyn hagerty, matt k. lewis, rush limbaugh, audience, rupert murdoch, white hosue

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Media news derivatives: Feb. 27

By Erik Wemple  |  09:19 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rupert murdoch, the Sun, phil Griffin, brian stelter, wikileaks, jeff sonderman, washington post, ipad