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Good Riddance! by Loretto on 9 July 2011 6:12pm

The News of The World is shutting down. Shock and horror. I will now have to get my news from The National Enquirer.
Re: Good Riddance! by tucsonmike on 9 July 2011 6:30pm
Elaine told me this morning, how she read the actor Hugh Grant, secretly taped one of their reporters bragging about misdeeds. It's amazing how fast all this occurred. I am laughing about you having to get their news from the Enquirer.
Thirty years ago, 60 Minutes had a program about all these tabloid reporters and it showed them playing cricket in the heat of a Miami summer. So that's how they come up with those wacky stories, touched by the heat they are!!
Re: Good Riddance! by ev on 10 July 2011 12:44pm
Here's my response:


(I think that's Rupert standing there with the hat at the back...)
Re: Good Riddance! by Loretto on 11 July 2011 3:13pm
Yahoo news reported this morning that the Quickie crossword puzzle in yesterday's final edition of the news of the world was a coded attack on Rebekah Brooks.

"Orders from the top of News International allegedly tried to "ensure there were no libels or any hidden mocking messages of the chief executive" in the final edition of News of the World, the Daily Mail reports. But that didn't stop the paper's wily, bitter, and freshly unemployed staff from hiding clues mocking Rebekah Brooks in the crossword puzzle in the final issue of the paper.

Clues to the Quickie puzzle included: "Brook," "stink," "catastrophe," and "digital protection." Answers included "stench," "racket," and "tart." The Cryptic Crossword had clues ranging from "criminal enterprise," "mix in prison," and "string of recordings." If these still seems like mere coincidences, note the clue for 24 Across, which reads "Woman stares wildly at calamity." The Telegraph speculated that it was a reference to the photo of Brooks staring from the window of a car as she left News International's Wapping headquarters following the announcement the News of the World was to be shut down. The answer to that clue? "Disaster."
Re: Good Riddance! by Loretto on 13 July 2011 11:24pm
Good Bye Fox News and Wall Street Journal? And The NY Post!!


In the US alone he owns
News Corporation
The Wall Street Journal
AskMen.com, international versions in the US, Canada, UK and Australia
Fox Broadcasting Company
Fox Interactive Media

Just found this article by Robert Peston for The Telegraph. Dated November 2003.....there's nothing like a long term plan.

"Murdoch Junior would depress profits and the share price by going for low-margin growth and he would then issue shares to acquire a News Corp television business such as Star or its Italian interests. Hey presto: News and Rupert Murdoch would see their stake in BSkyB increase to above 50 per cent and would have control."

Re: Good Riddance! by Loretto on 15 July 2011 4:03pm
Rebekah Brooks has resigned. It was the top story today in the NY Times online, the Guardian online but the Wall Street Journal (World) online had Syria Revolt Fueled by Roof Fires and Tweets as their top story! The Rebekah Brooks resignation was under Media and Marketing, after Arts and Entertainment. The WSJ is owned by Murdoch.
Re: Good Riddance! by sighthound on 18 July 2011 2:00am
I have been following this story with great glee, hoping that the Murdoch downfall will eventually include Fox News.

We are in the incredible situation here in the U.S. of having Tea Party-beholden Republicans refusing to let us pay our bills which will cause our credit rating to plummet and the interest rates on what we owe to soar which will result in us owing much, much more which will then increase the deficit to even more outrageous levels. I put this total illogic squarely in the lap of Fox News which, under Murdoch's reign, has taken emotional propaganda disguised as "news" to heights never before reached in the U.S. (And I'm old enough to remember the end of the McCarthy era. The Fox News disinformation campaign is worse, much worse.)
Re: Good Riddance! by sighthound on 18 July 2011 2:10am
Ev, can I forward that photo to my doggie and sheep-owning friends? It reduced me to hysterics. (I used to raise sheep.)
Re: Good Riddance! by Loretto on 18 July 2011 3:06am
Hi Geraldine. Thanks for the lovely compliment about the blog. I'd love to know what you think of this and maybe you'll subscribe to the blog too? Pretty Please??? <3 That should be a heart by the by :-)

Re: Good Riddance! by sighthound on 18 July 2011 8:38am
Good reporting. The questions at the end were especially good.

Searched but couldn't find a place to subscribe. Where is it?
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