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Murdoch Attached With Plate of Shaving Foam at Parliament (No, This Is Not From the Onion) (Guardian)

More: LA Times

suzvoy apparently saw it live. This is a day in history. I am at work and so video is denied me. Dammit.

Second: [profile] roguesgalley is looking for a summary piece on the Murdoch situation to start with; does anyone have a good link to something along those lines?

Links, Summaries, More Information, Etc

califmole: Phone Hacking: What's It All About? (CNN)

teneagles: Interactive Timeline (Guardian) - Awesome.

jujuberry136: Who's Who Interactive (With Relationship Mapping!) (Guardian) - has corruption ever looked so technologically disturbing in breadth and influence? With neat lines between the players!

jujuberry136: Jon Stewart Tackles the News of the World Scandal

[personal profile] legionseagle: has posts here, here, and here with more Murdoch information. Thank you for posting those!

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I need to rewatch Children of Dune tonight.

*purr*

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Thanks for the shout out and links!

The Guardian timeline is great. I definitely recommend reading it. Sounds like The Guardian is a true watchdog.

The Jon Stewart clip is funny as always, but I wish they hadn't thought it was a good idea for him to react with that comedic overblown horror to a clip ending on the fact that a 13 year old girl had been murdered. It seems... incredibly off.

From the BBC website, I read yesterday a few good summaries:

The main players: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12296392
(the Victims section has been expanded to s separate page just today)
Q&A: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11195407
Timeline: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14124020

The Guardian and The New York Times have several other excellent articles and summaries.

Has anyone checked out the #shakespeare4murdoch tag on Twitter? I finally succumbed to making a twitter account last week, and this topic made it VERY worthwhile. People are using famous quotes from Shakespeare, either in their original form, or adapted for the phone hacking/police corruption scandal, that is keeping us Brits riveted.

Classics so far have included:

'To Hack, or not to hack, that is the question'
'Is this a blagger I see before me?'
'remorse, remorse, my kingdom for remorse'
'Now, is that Hinton of ours discontent'
'Much Ado about Hacking'
'two tabloids, both alike in filth, in fair Wapping here we set our scene'
'false face must hide, what false heart doth know'
'For Murdoch, is an honourable man, as are they all- News Corp- all, honourable men'

Many quotes from the most quoted plays- Hamlet, MacBeth, Romeo & Juliet...

Stuff like this was being tweeted all weekend. Hours of entertainment!

Yinka
PS God Bless the New York Times, and the Guardian for getting all this rolling again.

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