Jack Shafer

Murdoch’s latest scandal

By Jack Shafer
October 12, 2011

Wall Street Journal Europe Publisher Andrew Langhoff resigned yesterday, but why?

Cop-out in London

By Jack Shafer
September 20, 2011

By Jack Shafer
The views expressed are his own.

What were the London police thinking when they invoked the Official Secrets Act last week to compel Guardian reporters Amelia Hill and Nick Davies to disclose the confidential source for their July 4 Milly Dowler phone-hacking story? Did they think the Guardian would roll over when they arrived in court on Friday to contest the order? That Hill and Davies would submit? That free-speech advocates, members of Parliament, and journalists around the world would pay no mind to the prosecutorial over-reach?

London police shoot the messenger

By Jack Shafer
September 16, 2011

By Jack Shafer
The views expressed are his own.

London’s Metropolitan Police, who helped cover up the U.K.’s phone-hacking scandal for the better part of a decade, have finally figured out how to crack the case. Attack the press.