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By Steve King
Topic - Rupert Murdoch
Two powerful British political insiders met starkly different fates Tuesday as former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted, after a monthslong trial centering on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire.
Rebekah Brooks' lawyer has told the jury at Britain's phone-hacking trial Tuesday they must ignore the "inaccuracy and bias ... cruelty and vitriol" written about his client as they consider their verdict.
A British artist's portrait of a young Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education brought in more than $100,000 at auction Wednesday.
Rupert Murdoch's son Lachlan will become nonexecutive co-chairman of both 21st Century Fox and News Corp., two companies controlled by the father.
Rupert Murdoch is getting the cabaret treatment in a new play about his 60 years building a newspaper and television empire.
Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks said Tuesday that she received abuse and death threats after it was revealed the newspaper had hacked the voicemails of a murdered 13-year-old girl. But she also got messages of support from high-profile figures including CNN talk-show host Piers Morgan and former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch didn't pull punches in a recent Twitter comment about what's gone wrong in New York City: The leftists have taken over, he said.
A federal judge in Los Angeles suggested Monday that Great Britain would be the proper place for a Hollywood stuntwoman to pursue a lawsuit against News Corp. and related companies over alleged phone hacking.
Twenty-First Century Fox said Thursday that its fiscal second-quarter net income dropped 49 percent, largely as a result of acquisition costs, but still matched Wall Street predictions.
A former tabloid journalist told Britain's phone hacking trial on Monday that he intercepted voicemails with the knowledge of senior executives - not just at the now-defunct News of the World, whose employees are standing trial, but at the rival Sunday Mirror.
Divorce is never pretty, but perhaps it stings a little less for media mogul Rupert Murdoch's soon-to-be ex-wife, Wendi Deng, who will keep the couple's $44 million penthouse overlooking Central Park in New York.
The trial of two former top editors of Rupert Murdoch's defunct News of the World began Monday with the selection of a jury to hear the complex and high-profile case sparked by a tabloid phone-hacking scandal that has shaken Murdoch's media empire and tarnished the image of British journalism.
News Corp. head Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter late Sunday to voice support for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's call to vote on immigration overhaul.
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch is divorcing his wife Wendi, the company confirmed on Thursday.
Rupert Murdoch left some people outraged and others scratching their heads on Sunday when he decided to take to Twitter to quote verses from the Koran.
In an op-ed published last week in The Wall Street Journal, media magnate Rupert Murdoch said passing an immigration bill could "revitalize our economy."
He said he read nearly everything ever written about Murdoch in writing the play.