Tuesday, July 19, 2011

One episode and one special for this date.
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Special Report: Murdoch Testifies, 9:15 AM
Countdown, 8 PM
'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
video 'podcast'

ShowPlug1: Live on Countdown at 8ET: Murdoch takes the blame but not the responsibility, is humbled but knows he's the man to resolve it all

ShowPlug2: The Murdochs' Day In Parliament w/ @JohnWDean and the impact on the scandal with @MichaelWolffNYC

ShowPlug3: The Debt Debate: Clinton says he'd have used the 14th Amendment; Pres. Obama still negotiating. Latest w/ @SamSteinHP

ShowPlug4: Bachmann gains, then blows, sympathy. Smeared by RWNJ site; then her goons rough up reporter asking about story, w/ @KenVogel

ShowPlugLast: And breaking Worsts News: Rep. Allen West's threatening letter to Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Tonight on @Current

watch whole playlist

'Not Responsible?', John Dean

'Not Resigning', Michael Wolff

Time Marches On!

'Real Deal?', Sam Stein
YouTube, Current.com (excerpt)

Worst Persons: Hermon Raju (the woman on the train), Rep. Allen West, local politicians of Cicero, Illinois
Current.com, YouTube

'Bachmann's Headaches', Ken Vogel
YouTube, Current.com (excerpt)
'Countdown Special Report: Murdoch Testifies' for Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

A special report lasting from 9:15 AM to 2:30 PM EST on the testimony of Rupert Murdoch, James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks before the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in the UK Parliament, on the subject of the phone hacking scandal. Keith Olbermann hosting, John Dean guesting.

Members of Parliament on the select committee:

John Whittingdale MP, Conservative, Maldon (committee chair)
Therese Coffey MP, Conservative, Suffolk Coastal
Damian Collins MP, Conservative, Folkestone and Hythe
Philip Davies MP, Conservative, Shipley
Paul Farrelly MP, Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Alan Keen MP, Labour Co-op, Feltham and Heston
Louise Mensch MP, Conservative, Corby
Adrian Sanders MP, Liberal Democrat, Torbay
Jim Sheridan MP, Labour, Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Tom Watson MP, Labour, West Bromwich East

Check out the Current live blog and tweet-up

Unofficial video:

Prelude, including Keith's essay 'The Fall of the House of Murdoch':

Testimony of Rupert and James Murdoch:
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full transcript at The Guardian

part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5,
part 6, part 7, part 8, part 9, part 10
part 11, ending with interruption
part 12, break after interruption
part 13, testimony resumes
part 14, including Rupert Murdoch's closing statement

Testimony of Rebekah Brooks:
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part 1, including break for analysis
part 2, part 3
part 4 with special bonus interruption
part 5, part 6, part 7, part 8

Post-testimony analysis:

Video from Current:

Break after interruption of testimony:

Keith and John Dean: Murdochs Well-Rehearsed in Testimony

Keith and John Dean: Are the Murdochs Really This Out of Touch?

Stunner: Jailed Investigator's Legal Fees Still Paid By News Corp

Break before Brooks' testimony:

Keith and John Dean: Murdoch Insists He Won't Resign

The Focus On Soccer Executive Gordon Taylor

Murdoch Has No Intention of Toning Down News Corp Headlines

Murdoch Plays Fast and Loose With the Facts

Post-testimony analysis:

What Did Rebekah Brooks Know and When?

If Nothing's Wrong at News Corp, Why All the Resignations?