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  • Bill Maher Defends Jay Leno at 2014 Hall of Fame Gala

    By Nicole Behnam

    March 12, 2014 | 4:11 pm

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. –  Bill Maher inducts Jay Leno Tuesday night at the 23rd Hall of Fame gala hosted by The Television Academy.

    A-list talent, media moguls, and network executives gathered together at the Regent Beverly Wilshire to celebrate the 23rd annual Hall of Fame...

  • Illustrator of anti-Israel cartoon apologizes for timing of publication

    January 29, 2013 | 1:49 pm

    The illustrator of an editorial cartoon depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall on the bodies of Palestinians and using their blood as cement apologized for the timing of its publication.

    In a statement printed on his official website, Gerald Scarfe...

  • After Newtown, some gun owners ready to consider control measures

    December 31, 2012 | 10:01 am

    The day Eric Schaefer learned that a .233 caliber semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle -- a type of weapon he owned -- was used to kill 26 people in Newtown, Conn., he sold his rifle to local law enforcement near his home in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Schaefer, a 40-year-old commercial real...

  • Murdoch apologizes for ‘Jewish-owned media’ tweet

    November 19, 2012 | 3:54 pm

    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch apologized for a tweet in which he slammed the "Jewish owned press" for its "anti Israel" coverage of the Gaza conflict.

    Murdoch reportedly received angry responses to his tweet, posted on Saturday, which asked: "Why Is Jewish owned press so...

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  • Kardashian, Murdoch slammed for tweets involving Israel

    November 18, 2012 | 10:21 am

    Reality star Kim Kardashian apologized for tweeting about the Gaza conflict, and media mogul Rupert Murdoch slammed the "Jewish-owned media" for its "anti-Israel coverage" in a tweet. 

    At the same time, Twitter suspended three accounts held by an Orthodox Jew from New York after...

  • The Destructive Power of the Ego

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    March 12, 2012 | 9:43 am

    In watching “Game Change” on HBO this weekend about the rise and fall of Sarah Palin, as well as the controversy around Rush Limbaugh’s nasty slander of a decent young woman activist and law student, the scandal in Britain emanating from the hubris of Rupert Murdoch and his...

  • The Occupy movement hits Hollywood—at Fox Studios

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 21, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    Hundreds of protesters overtook the sidewalks outside 20th Century Fox Studios on Pico Boulevard and Motor Avenue to protest what they consider objectionable practices being carried out by Rupert Murdoch and his media empire, News Corp. “Occupy Fox Studios” was timed to coincide...

  • What story is the Murdoch story?

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 25, 2011 | 4:00 pm

    Following several days of coaching by lawyers and PR experts, it must have been really rattling for Rupert and James Murdoch when show time arrived to learn that the parliamentary committee questioning them would not permit opening statements. Framing, after all, is the name of the...

  • Is Murdoch’s mess bad for the Jews?

    July 25, 2011 | 12:45 pm

    It was only a matter of time before someone would ask whether the international scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s empire was good for the Jews. And if you feel compelled to ask, the answer is almost always “no.”

    JTA’s Ron Kampeas essentially posed the question in a story...

  • Amid Murdoch scandal, Israel backers worry about muting of pro-Israel media voice

    July 19, 2011 | 10:13 am

    Pro-Israel leaders in the United States, Britain and Australia are warily watching the unfolding of the phone-hacking scandal that is threatening to engulf the media empire of Rupert Murdoch, founder of News Corp.

    Murdoch’s sudden massive reversal of fortune—with 10 top former...

  • Rabbis urge Fox to sanction Beck for Nazi comments

    January 27, 2011 | 9:08 am

    A group of American rabbis is calling on Fox News to sanction personality Glenn Beck for “his completely unacceptable attacks” on Holocaust survivor George Soros.

    In an ad that was scheduled to run in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal and in a letter to Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch,...

  • Glenn Beck reneges on promise to rabbis

    November 11, 2010 | 2:09 pm

    Yesterday, Glenn Beck and the leadership of Fox News made a mockery of their commitment to me and two rabbis. Let me take a few steps back to tell you why what happened yesterday scares me.

    On Tuesday night, many in our community were gathered together, in Brooklyn, in Dayton, in...

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