The Best Defense
The Sun on Sunday launches next week, making Rupert Murdoch’s first UK newspaper available seven days a week, even as its masthead is plagued by arrests and allegations of bribery. Here is a vintage pic of Mr. Murdoch released by The Sun for the occasion.
In a memo obtained by the Guardian, the News Corp. boss pledged his “unwavering support” to the new publication, which is staffed at least in part by employees of the shuttered News of the World.
Memo below, emphasis ours.
Five staffers of News Corp’s U.K. tabloid The Sun were arrested early today in what the A.P. termed an “early morning swoop.” Surprisingly they–and 3 others–were not nabbed for trying to convince the public woolly mammoths have returned to Siberia, but for allegedly bribing police and defense officials.
In the immortal words of Justin Timberlake: what goes around, goes around, goes around, is going to come back around. Rupert Murdoch is no doubt singing the sad song of karma repurposed, today, as hackers have reached the website of one of his (remaining) news properties, The UK Sun.
On December 9 The Sun falsely reported that Al-Qaeda had targeted the Manchester set of British soap opera Coronation Street, where they were filming a live episode, says The Guardian.
The front page headline was “AL-QAEDA CORRIE THREAT” and the article said that police had thrown a “ring of steel” around the set after Read More
Four weeks after it was submitted to Apple, the November issue of Esquire still hasn’t been approved for the iPad. Mashable reports that the app was deemed too risque, and that Hearst has resubmitted a less sexual version.
Meanwhile, British tabloid The Sun introduced page 360 for the iPad, displaying topless ladies on Read More
Last Wednesday night, Page Six reporter Emily Smith was at the club Provocateur in the meatpacking district at a party for the season finale of The Spin Crowd, an E! network reality show produced by Kim Kardashian.
Ms. Kardashian came and left quickly, and Ms. Smith talked briefly with the club’s owner about its alleged Read More
Martin Scorsese has thrown doubt on a recent article in the U.K.’s Sun newspaper by strongly contradicting a quote they attributed to him regarding Rupert Grint, the 21-year-old who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films.
The Sun story had Scorsese going so far as to favorably compare Grint to Leonardo DiCaprio, Read More