Morning Links: We’re Just Earthworms in Rupert Murdoch’s Octagon

We know Rupert Murdoch runs NewsCorp like a family business, but who has the balls to make the movie version? [WaPo]

Perhaps Murdoch’s biographer, Michael Wolff, especially now that he rolls deep. “One ex-Adweeker said Michael Wolff has been surrounding himself with younger, cheaper writers, dubbed the ‘Wolff Pack.’ [Post]

No balls to be found in the forthcoming British version of Playgirl, which will not feature nudity “from the waist down.” [MediaWeek]

Craigslist has lots of waist-down action to offer, but Oodle, a competitor, released a research report that Craigslist had become “a cesspool of crime.” [MixedMedia]

Craigslist identity thieves are a tricky bunch, but even they could learn a thing or two from federal investigators. The feds snagged New York Times reporter James Risen’s bank account, credit scores, and phone records to help uncover his CIA sources in Iran.  [Politico]

Al-Jazeera, which was once banned in Iran, was embraced by New York. The Arabic news organization had a “very fruitful” meeting with Comcast. [Inquirer]

Charlie Sheen refuses to be banned from the set of Two and a Half Men, which CBS just canceled. [Los Angeles Times]

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Morning Links: We’re Just Earthworms in Rupert Murdoch’s Octagon