Brooke Gladstone on the Murdoch Hacking Scandal

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

On the Media’s Brooke Gladstone gives a rundown of the Rupert Murdoch phone hacking scandal and looks at how it’s been covered by the media, how far and wide the scandal has spread, and what the repercussions of it will be in the British press, government, and here in the United States.


Brooke Gladstone

Comments [10]

Jerry from NYC

I know that Brooke Gladstone is a media expert, but I heard two egregious errors in her comments today. Firstly, she referred to the London Daily Telegraph as a tabloid when, in fact, it is a broadsheet. Secondly, and Mr. Lopate called her on it, she referred to Rupert Murdoch as a hacker rather than as one who was ultimately responsible for the hacking (or some proof that he ordered it or was contemporaneously aware of it).

Jul. 27 2011 09:28 PM
Paul H-O from Manhattan

Brooke Gladstone was a very good guest because she is so experienced in the full enchilada of journalism. Murdochgate is fascinating to me in particular because it's how the media in the UK and Murdoch is the center that leads to who knows where? It's unraveling like a Ray Chandler novel. Murder, betrayal, lying to police in Parliament, the police lying to Parliament, I think the whole thing goes to the top. Brooke understands and is amusing because she knows more than she says...

Jul. 27 2011 08:51 PM
John Weldon from Bayside

While I wouldn't give this segment an A+, it was probably about as fair as one could expect from NPR/WNYC. Much more fair than Lehrer's segments on the same topic.

I was a little put off by Gladstone's dismissal of the contention that phone hacking has gone on with other non-Murdoch papers in the UK. Her response? "So what?" That leaves one with the impression that if it wasn't Murdoch's name, it didn't rate consideration, or that if an entity wasn't "caught", it was OK. She would have to clarify that.

Jul. 27 2011 01:17 PM
Evelyn Gay from Montclair, NJ

As an American citizen, Rupert Murdoch is probably guilty of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which forbids Americans from paying bribes in doing business.

That is what US is really concerned about.

Jul. 27 2011 12:36 PM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

I don't agree 100% with Brooke's assertion that FOX News can't get Palin elected. Perhaps not directly as stated but the right-wing corporate media clearly made her a star and a darling of the media by keeping her in the public eye when really she should have disappeared into virtual obscurity after McCain lost and she proved to be incoherent and unknowledgeable on almost every relevant issue that would be relevant to being in such a high office as Vice President or even President.

Sorry Brooke, you underestimate the power, influence and collusion of the MCM.

Jul. 27 2011 12:28 PM
Inquisigal from Brooklyn

Small point, but Ms. Gladstone's contempt for "stars" and her comment about Sienna Miller not being worthy of our empathy because stars somehow deserve what they get is out of line and nasty. "Stars" deserve the same privacy as we regular citizens, and most of them behave exactly the same as the rest of society. It's the cheap rags in the media that turn their lives into tabloid fare via misreporting and stalking.

Jul. 27 2011 12:26 PM
Carlos from 10024

Murdoch used to ring Editor of Sun every day not NOTW.

Sienna Miller broke story open because for the first time News Int saw the Mulcaire notes relating to Miller, Law etc and then realized they were going to have hundreds of law suits against them

Jul. 27 2011 12:25 PM
Peter from Brooklyn

Campaign finance: because of the way campaigns are financed in England, that the financial playing field is more level, it would seem that the media wields more power than in America. Can you discuss the power of the media in both countries in relation to campaign financing?

Jul. 27 2011 12:24 PM

Love u both but m curious as to conversationversation isn't taking place on brian s show three weeks ago.

Jul. 27 2011 12:18 PM
Samantha from NYC

What happens to Piers Morgan now? He denied knowledge, even with an audio tape in which he states he knew hacking happened within tabloid newspapers. If he knew, but still denies it happened at HIS paper, while he was editor, can he still face some sort of inquiry? And how would CNN handle this, as he took Larry King's infamous 9pm timeslot?

Jul. 27 2011 11:09 AM

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