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The Resource Dial M for Murdoch : News Corporation and the corruption of Britain, Tom Watson and Martin Hickman

Dial M for Murdoch : News Corporation and the corruption of Britain, Tom Watson and Martin Hickman

Label
Dial M for Murdoch : News Corporation and the corruption of Britain
Title
Dial M for Murdoch
Title remainder
News Corporation and the corruption of Britain
Statement of responsibility
Tom Watson and Martin Hickman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'This book uncovers the inner workings of one of the most powerful companies in the world: how it came to exert a poisonous, secretive influence on public life in Britain, how it used its huge power to bully, intimidate and cover up, and how its exposure has changed the way we look at our politicians, our police service and our press.' Rupert Murdoch's newspapers had been hacking phones, blagging information and casually destroying people's lives for years, but it was only after a trivial report about Prince William's knee in 2005 that detectives stumbled on a criminal conspiracy. A five-year cover-up then concealed and muddied the truth. This book gives the first connected account of the extraordinary lengths to which the Murdochs' News Corporation went to "put the problem in a box" (in James Murdoch's words), how its efforts to maintain and extend its power were aided by its political and police friends, and how it was finally exposed
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watson, Tom
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4734.5.N48
LC item number
W38 2012b
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hickman, Martin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mass media
  • Murdoch, Rupert
  • News Corporation
Label
Dial M for Murdoch : News Corporation and the corruption of Britain, Tom Watson and Martin Hickman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wrong headlines -- Wapping's news factory -- The dark arts -- First heads roll -- Rogue defence -- The Manchester lawyers -- One determined reporter -- Intimidating Parliament -- A murder -- Our man in Downing Street -- Losing a battle -- Out of control -- U-turn at Wapping -- Summer's lease -- A missing girl -- Sky plus -- "We are sorry" -- Democracy Day -- Assault on the establishment -- The Ghosts of Wapping -- The press on trial -- Darker and darker
Control code
ocn791643017
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 359 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781846146039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Dial M for Murdoch : News Corporation and the corruption of Britain, Tom Watson and Martin Hickman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The wrong headlines -- Wapping's news factory -- The dark arts -- First heads roll -- Rogue defence -- The Manchester lawyers -- One determined reporter -- Intimidating Parliament -- A murder -- Our man in Downing Street -- Losing a battle -- Out of control -- U-turn at Wapping -- Summer's lease -- A missing girl -- Sky plus -- "We are sorry" -- Democracy Day -- Assault on the establishment -- The Ghosts of Wapping -- The press on trial -- Darker and darker
Control code
ocn791643017
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 359 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781846146039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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