FROM Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson
Murdoch's Former Editors Charged in Phone Hacking Scandal British officials have ramped up the stakes in the phone hacking scandal involving officials in Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Criminal charges have been filed against Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks, both of whom have close ties to Prime Minister David Cameron. There also could be implications here in the US. Andrew Edgecliff-Johnson is Media Editor for the Financial Times .
British Panel Finds Murdoch Unfit to Run News Corporation "Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company." That's the conclusion of a committee of Britain's parliament after months of investigation. But it's not unanimous. Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson is Media Editor for the Financial Times .
James Murdoch Queried on News Corp's Political Influence in UK In London today, James Murdoch appeared before a judicial inquiry into British press ethics and behavior. His father, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, is expected to testify later this week in the latest chapter of a long-running scandal involving Murdoch-owned newspapers. Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson is media editor for the Financial Times .
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.