Friday, July 15, 2011

Rebekah Brooks Resigns

The Guardian: "Rebekah Brooks, the News International chief executive, has resigned after 11 days of mounting political pressure over the phone-hacking scandal. Brooks announced her decision to News International staff in Wapping just before 10am on Friday, saying her resignation had been accepted by Rupert and James Murdoch. She said she no longer wanted to be a 'focal point of the debate' surrounding the company's future and reputation."

The UK and US Attorneys General held a joint press conference this morning in Australia, where they are attending a conference on cyber crime, to confirm that both countries are continuing investigations into News Corp's activities.

Which we knew, but it's still sort of amazing to watch two different governments say they're coming for Rupert Murdoch.