October 21, 2011 |
Rupert Murdoch and his sons survived a shareholder challenge to their control of News Corp. Following the company's annual meeting in Los Angeles on Friday, News Corp. announced that Murdoch, his sons James and Lachlan, and the remainder of the board had been reelected -- despite calls from some shareholders for their ouster. News Corp. declined to announce the vote tally, saying it would release figures early next week. The vote is expected to be a referendum on Murdoch's stewardship of the $33-billion-a-year conglomerate that owns the Fox broadcast network, Fox News Channel, the 20th Century Fox movie studio, HarperCollins publishing house and such newspapers as the Wall Street Journal.
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March 25, 1998
Kevin Starr's article on Rupert Murdoch (Opinion, March 22) touches on some interesting points, not the least in his penultimate paragraph: "London denies Rupert Murdoch a seat in the House of Lords." Since Murdoch has sworn allegiance to the United States, he would hardly even be eligible for a peerage. And the prime ministers of his original country, Australia, have not recommended any of their citizens for honors from the crown for many years. Had Murdoch chosen to take citizenship of the United Kingdom, rather than that of the United States, he might have at least been eligible for such recognition.
July 6, 2013 |
Scotland Yard detectives are interested in a surreptitious recording of Rupert Murdoch, according to the Guardian newspaper of London. In the recording, News Corp.'s chairman seemed to suggest that bribing public officials was part of "the culture of Fleet Street. " On Saturday, the Guardian said a detective with Scotland Yard had requested the tape, which was secretly recorded in March when the 82-year-old News Corp. chairman visited staff members of The Sun in London. During the meeting, Murdoch disparaged police officers and their handling of the two-plus-year phone hacking probe.
October 18, 2013 |
Rupert Murdoch easily swatted away another attempt to loosen his control over 21st Century Fox. Fox shareholders on Friday overwhelmingly supported the 82-year-old mogul's bid to retain his seat on the Fox board. Murdoch had the fifth-highest vote total in the company's annual election, with 463 million votes supporting his return, while 46 million votes were cast against him. Three newly elected members of Fox's board captured higher vote...
July 18, 2012 |
George Michael is delighted to be alive, but when he came back to life out of a coma last December, he spent a couple of days speaking in an accent that wasn't his own. While doctors worried that he had brain damage following a horrid bout with pneumonia that included days in a coma, Michael told Britain's LBC radio , it turned out the London-born chap was just channeling a "Bristolian," West Country accent from a British comedy called "Nighty...