Mark Thompson http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21986/all en NY Times Still Ignoring CEO’s Link to BBC Pedophilia Scandal http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-still-ignoring-ceos-link-bbc-pedophilia-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thompson ran Brit network before taking over Gray Lady. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>However The New York Times determines which news is “fit to print,” we know it doesn’t include stories involving its own CEO and a notorious underage sex scandal.<img alt="Mark Thompson" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/Thompson.jpg" style="float: right;" width="263" height="148" />&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/ny-times-still-ignoring-ceos-link-bbc-pedophilia-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith Media Politics BBC Jimmy Savile Mark Thompson New York Times Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:21:35 +0000 mike.ciandella 45369 at http://www.mrc.org Still Trying to 'Parse' What New NYT CEO Mark Thompson Knew About Savile Sex-Abuse at BBC http://www.mrc.org/articles/still-trying-parse-what-new-nyt-ceo-mark-thompson-knew-about-savile-sex-abuse-bbc <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mark Thompson, the <em>New York Times</em> Co. chief executive, was director-general of the British Broadcasting Corporation when a BBC news program into a massive child-sex abuse scandal involving veteran network entertainer Jimmy Savile was abruptly squashed.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/still-trying-parse-what-new-nyt-ceo-mark-thompson-knew-about-savile-sex-abuse-bbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Jimmy Savile Mark Thompson Maureen Orth Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:07:40 +0000 clay.waters 42651 at http://www.mrc.org BBC's Savile Report Goes Easy on New NYT Co. CEO Mark Thompson; Times Reporters Seem Skeptical http://www.mrc.org/articles/bbcs-savile-report-goes-easy-new-nyt-co-ceo-mark-thompson-times-reporters-seem-skeptical <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20782889">report</a> into the British Broadcasting Corporation handling of the Jimmy Savile child-sex abuse scandal was released Wednesday, and the upper management of the BBC got off lightly, though the management culture of the BBC came in for criticism.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bbcs-savile-report-goes-easy-new-nyt-co-ceo-mark-thompson-times-reporters-seem-skeptical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BBC Jimmy Savile John Burns Mark Thompson Pollard Report Stephen Castle Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:32:42 +0000 clay.waters 42086 at http://www.mrc.org NYT Still Ignoring CEO Mark Thompson Controversy: What Did He Know About Child Sex Abuse and When? http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-still-ignoring-ceo-mark-thompson-controversy-what-did-he-know-about-child-sex-abuse-and <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <em>New York Times </em>ran two stories on the same page of Thursday's International section that touched on long-running sex-and-media scandals. But there's one the paper is ignoring that hits very close to home.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyt-still-ignoring-ceo-mark-thompson-controversy-what-did-he-know-about-child-sex-abuse-and" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BBC brent bozell Jimmy Savile Mark Thompson Pope Benedict Rupert Murdoch Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:41:02 +0000 clay.waters 42041 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Controversial CEO Mark Thompson Has Blasted Rupert Murdoch, Criticized Sarah Palin http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nyts-controversial-ceo-mark-thompson-has-blasted-rupert-murdoch-criticized-sarah-palin <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <div id="node-content" class="content"> <p>When he was director general of the BBC, controversial new New York Times Co. chief executive Mark Thompson "launched a scathing attack on Rupert Murdoch's media empire, warning that BSkyB [Murdoch's British Sky Broadcasting Group]" was too powerful and threatened to "dwarf" the BBC.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nyts-controversial-ceo-mark-thompson-has-blasted-rupert-murdoch-criticized-sarah-palin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts BBC Jimmy Savile Mark Thompson Thu, 06 Dec 2012 22:18:35 +0000 clay.waters 41983 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Controversial CEO Mark Thompson Has Blasted Rupert Murdoch, Criticized Sarah Palin http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-controversial-ceo-mark-thompson-has-blasted-rupert-murdoch-criticized-sarah-palin <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When he was director general of the BBC, controversial new New York Times Co. chief executive Mark Thompson "launched a scathing attack on Rupert Murdoch's media empire, warning that BSkyB [Murdoch's British Sky Broadcasting Group]" was too powerful and threatened to "dwarf" the BBC. He also accused Sarah Palin of misleading the American public by using the phrase "death panel" when discussing Obama-care.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/mark-thompson_2325386c_2.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="172" width="276" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-controversial-ceo-mark-thompson-has-blasted-rupert-murdoch-criticized-sarah-palin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BBC Jimmy Savile Mark Thompson Thu, 06 Dec 2012 19:38:01 +0000 clay.waters 41975 at http://www.mrc.org Mark Thompson Update: Fresh Questions on When NYT CEO Found Out About BBC Child Sex Scandal http://www.mrc.org/articles/mark-thompson-update-fresh-questions-when-nyt-ceo-found-out-about-bbc-child-sex-scandal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Patrick Goodenough of CNSNews reported Monday morning on new developments in the Mark Thompson controversy over what the NYT Co's new chief exeuctive knew about accusations against BBC star entertainer Jimmy Savile, when Thompson was head of the BBC: "<a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/emails-raise-new-questions-about-when-ny-times-ceo-learned-bbc-sex-scandal?utm_source=co2hog">Emails Raise New Questions About When NY Times CEO Learned of BBC Child Sex Scandal</a>."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/mark-thompson_2325386c_1.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: righ</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/mark-thompson-update-fresh-questions-when-nyt-ceo-found-out-about-bbc-child-sex-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BBC Jimmy Savile Mark Thompson Mon, 03 Dec 2012 18:12:43 +0000 clay.waters 41934 at http://www.mrc.org Keeping Tabs on Mark Thompson, the New York Times Co.'s Controversial New CEO http://www.mrc.org/articles/keeping-tabs-mark-thompson-new-york-times-cos-controversial-new-ceo <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <em>New York Times</em> has aggressively covered lurid scandals involving its perceived ideological opponents, from questioning what Pope Benedict XVI knew about the sex abuse and coverup in the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/updated-ny-times-hyped-pope-abuse-cover-questions-buried-them-new-ceo ">Catholic Church</a>, to the phone-hacking committed in <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/times-hypes-damning-report-against-murdochs-media-empire-four-front-page-stories-eight-days">Rupert Murdoch's tabloid empire</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/keeping-tabs-mark-thompson-new-york-times-cos-controversial-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BBC Bias by Omission Catholic Church Jimmy Savile Mark Thompson Rupert Murdoch Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:31:10 +0000 clay.waters 41917 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times Turns Up Heat on New Chief Executive Mark Thompson -- With Caveats http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-turns-heat-new-chief-executive-mark-thompson-caveats-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New story raises serious questions, but Times&#039; outrage still doesn&#039;t approach its Catholic Church levels. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="content" id="node-content"> <p>When did the <em>New York Times</em> Company's new chief executive Mark Thompson first know about the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal and coverup when he headed the BBC? The paper has stepped up its questioning of Thompson in recent days (albeit after he began work at the <em>New York Times</em> Co. as of November 12<em>)</em>.</p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-turns-heat-new-chief-executive-mark-thompson-caveats-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Media Politics BBC Catholic Church Mark Thompson NY Times Fri, 16 Nov 2012 16:24:39 +0000 matt.philbin 41836 at http://www.mrc.org The Hiring Hypocrisy At The New York Times http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hiring-hypocrisy-new-york-times <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Mark Thompson, a former director-general of the British Broadcasting Corporation, began his new job Monday as president and CEO of The New York Times. The lack of embarrassment was remarkable. Thompson claimed he was the worst kind of ignorant buffoon, knowing nothing about the massive sex-abuse scandal – and then its censorship – that’s rocking the BBC.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/hiring-hypocrisy-new-york-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division BBC Mark Thompson New York Times Rupert Murdoch Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:51:44 +0000 tim.graham 41812 at http://www.mrc.org Updated: NY Times Hyped Pope Abuse Cover-Up Questions, Buried Them for New CEO http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/updated-ny-times-hyped-pope-abuse-cover-questions-buried-them-new-ceo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paper showed far less interest in new boss’ possible cover-up of BBC sex abuse. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/matt-philbin">Matt Philbin</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Update: There hasve been recent deveklopments in this story that cast Mark Thompson's veracity in doubt. From Bill Donohue of The Catholic League: </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/eye-culture/updated-ny-times-hyped-pope-abuse-cover-questions-buried-them-new-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Eye on Culture MRC Culture Faith International Media BBC Jimmy Savile Mark Thompson NY Times Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:03:17 +0000 matt.philbin 41783 at http://www.mrc.org NYT's Public Editor Questions 'Unwanted Baggage' of Incoming CEO Mark Thompson After BBC Coverup Scandal http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-public-editor-questions-unwanted-baggage-incoming-ceo-mark-thompson-after-bbc-coverup- <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>New York Times</em> Public Editor Margaret Sullivan challenged her paper on its incoming chief executive Mark Thompson, who was director general of the BBC when it "killed an investigative segment on its <em>Newsnight </em>program about a celebrity TV personality, Jimmy Savile, accused of sexually abusing hundreds of young girls."<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/mark-thompson_2325386c.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="172" width="276" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/nyts-public-editor-questions-unwanted-baggage-incoming-ceo-mark-thompson-after-bbc-coverup-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch BBC Chief Executive Jimmy Savile Margaret Sullivan Mark Thompson Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:54:16 +0000 clay.waters 41617 at http://www.mrc.org