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Sarah Ellison, Vanity 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.
that is May 31 Kissinger interview
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?
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).
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.
If Murdoch is found guilty of hacking in the U.S., can his American citizenship be revoked?
I believe you misspoke about Time Magazine's circulation. It's still over a million. See http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704388504575419202376842786.html
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.
correction: rupert murdoch did not announce anything. james murdoch, his son who runs UK operations, made announcement.
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