Peter Kafka

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News Corp. Executive Rebekah Brooks Finally Resigns

Rebekah Brooks, the embattled head of the News Corp. unit at the center of the PhoneGate scandal, has resigned. Her departure has been expected for a couple weeks, despite News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch’s repeated declarations of support. In other PhoneGate news, Murdoch told The Wall Street Journal that his company had made “minor mistakes,” but that reports that he might sell or spin off his newspapers are “pure rubbish.” News Corp. owns this Web site.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”