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Friday, July 08, 2011

Sarah EllisonVanity Fair contributing editor and author of War at the Wall Street Journal, weighs in on the telephone hacking scandal that led to the UK newspaper's folding.

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Comments [8]

makesyagohmmm

that is May 31 Kissinger interview

Jul. 08 2011 11:29 AM
Ed Weiss

What about all the poorly sourced stories in The Post? (I.e the recent prostitution one).What makes you think hacking isn't being used?

Jul. 08 2011 11:27 AM
makesyagohmmm

Time Magazine "prints 79K copies?" Maybe newsstand sales only -- readership is still over 3 million according to audit: http://www.timemediakit.com/pdf/abc_statement_10dec.pdf

Yea Lopate is a know-it-all but he does have the professional confidence and playfulness to try and trump his guest hosts with even better guest hosts (John Hodgeman interviewing Dick Cavett? omfg) ... along with the confidence (and maybe budget?) to hire a crack research staff (compare Lopate's May 31 interview to Brian's from last week).

Jul. 08 2011 11:26 AM
Raul from Prospect Heights

Murdoch has bee buying up local papers, including the Brooklyn Paper:
http://gawker.com/5167657/murdoch-buys-brooklyn-paper

and Brooklyn's Courier-Life:
http://brooklyn.about.com/b/2009/03/10/richard-murdoch-now-owns-brooklyn-news.htm

The Brooklyn Paper's coverage has drastically shifted from being critical of to an enthusiastic booster of Ratner's Barclays Arena. The Atlantic Yards project relies on massive public subsidies in return for vague promises by the developer.

Jul. 08 2011 11:25 AM
Linda from East Village

If Murdoch is found guilty of hacking in the U.S., can his American citizenship be revoked?

Jul. 08 2011 11:24 AM

I believe you misspoke about Time Magazine's circulation. It's still over a million. See http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704388504575419202376842786.html

Jul. 08 2011 11:20 AM

Absent proof to the contrary, neither the US or Australia can be sure that Murdoch outlets have NOT been taking similar actions.

That's why there have been calls for investigations in Australia.

Jul. 08 2011 11:19 AM
dbbk from bklyn

correction: rupert murdoch did not announce anything. james murdoch, his son who runs UK operations, made announcement.

Jul. 08 2011 11:16 AM

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