When Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp purchased MySpace in 2005, most people saw it as a bad idea… too much money, too late in the game, but from 2005 until 2011, NewsCorp tried and failed to make it work. No one wanted MySpace anymore. And now, Murdoch finally admits that buying MySpace was really stupid and that NewsCorp fucked it all up.
Today was the day that Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks went before the British Parliament (as opposed to the Indian Parliament) to answer tough questions about the News of the World phone hacking scandal.
In major News of the World hacking scandal news, NotW editor-in-chief Rebekah Brooks was arrested today, bringing the arrests into the Murdoch inner circle for the first time. It also raises the possibility that his old friend Les Hinton, who resigned Friday as publisher of The Wall Street Journal, or Murdoch’s 38-year-old son and heir apparent, James, could be next.
The phone hacking scandal that took down the News of the World isn’t just limited to Britain, and the whole thing is probably the biggest newspaper fuck up in… oh I don’t know, how long have newspapers been around? A long fucking time. Today, the FBI announced that they would be looking into Rupert Murdoch’s role in the News hacking cell phones of the families of 9/11 victims. You dun goofed.
Working secretly for months, Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs have joined forces like an old rich white guy Voltron to create a digital newspaper simply called “Daily” that will be digital-only and optimized for tablet devices such as the iPad.