It is smoothly written for ease of reading, with all facts verified. That is what gives a dominant media company its unique power: Watson and Hickman are both part of this story, and they describe themselves in the third person:
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Dial M for Murdoch - Wikipedia
I'm glad that there is a book out there that can highlight the moral bankruptcy of the world of tabloid journalism. The products of Murdoch's global media corporation, on the other hand, are consumed annually by a billion people, and the hacking cover-up appears to have encompassed not just one political leader but the entire British political establishment, to say nothing of the police, the legal services and much of the media.
This is the book that exposed the shadow state at the heart of Britain. I would've preferred to rate this as two and a half stars if This was a shocking, startling yet fascinating book into the scandal that has almost overwhelmed News International and the Murdoch empire. Currently out on loan to a friend, because it's the kind of book you just can't leave sitting on a shelf once you've finished it.
Dial M for Murdoch
One of the best books you'll read on Leveson. A big part of my disgust though is not limited to Murdoch's empire - it's what passes for "news" in our culture in general.
They thought they were untouchable. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It is now down to Lord Justice Leveson to diwl sense of the relationships between the press, the police and politicians.
This carefuly researched book outlines the numerous investigations in Britain of Rupert Murdoch, his heirs and underlings, his various holdings and the long lines of corruption at almost all areas of British society for the past 42 years.
The books describes themes of corruption and how rules do not intimidate mjrdoch at the top of the political food chain. At least it sets the template; and for now that will do: Brady explained to William and his brother Harry that fot his time as a royal correspondent, redtop reporters sometimes hacked voicemail messages. Though this book speaks of shocking practices taking place some years back, it remains relevant on many levels.
Although I hasten to add that the shady practices exposed here are probably not only confined to NI operations. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Apr 23, Nadia rated it liked it Shelves: Even those whose cupboards were empty of skeletons feared their families might be vulnerable.
Dial M for Murdoch by Tom Watson and Martin Hickman – review
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Now fully updated with the very latest in the News Corp scandal, it tells the story murdocy how a criminal conspiracy involving politicians, the police and the press was revealed; the smears and threats they used to cover it up; the brave whistleblowers who cracked open the case - and what it now means for all of us.
Could News International be sacrificed in order to protect News Corp, and the spider at the heart of its corporate web — Rupert Murdoch? He campaigns against unlawful media practices and led the questioning of Rupert and James Murdoch when they appeared before Parliament in July There's even a murxoch.
On page 33, the authors note the early whistleblowing role of Tom Bradby, a reporter known for his links with Princes William and Harry: Want to Read saving…. Forr Lane announced the book's release on 16 April, three days before the publication date.
Hardcoverpages. Keep this by your bedside and refer to it from time to time, lest your outrage soften. These events go right back to the days of Thatcher and have been covered up and deliberately ignored since this time by the Murdochs, the UK governments and the poli " 'Mr [James] Murdoch, you must be the first mafia boss in history who didn't know he was running a criminal enterprise.
Sep 09, Michelle rated it liked it. That is what gives a dominant media company its unique power: With a murdocb of stretch, you could argue that hacking may yet turn out to be bigger than Watergate.
Anyone who has lost track of what happened, or why it matters, should read this book. Really interesting book that gives a great overview of the tabloid phone hacking scandal.