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    U.K. Report Condemns News Corp.

    U.K. Report Condemns News Corp
    LONDON—The U.K. parliamentary committee probing illicit voice mail interception by News Corp.'s shuttered News of the World tabloid released a final report Tuesday concluding that News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch is "not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company" and accusing several former company executives of misleading parliament.

    The report says Mr. Murdoch and his son, News Corp. Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch, presided over a culture of "willful blindness" at News Corp. It also singles out James Murdoch for displaying a "lack of curiosity," even "willful ignorance," when handling fallout from the phone-hacking scandal as the manager overseeing News Corp.'s British newspaper unit, News International, from late 2007 to 2012.
    You must read down to the 5th paragraph to find out that News Corp owns the WSJ. Probably why the headline is so innocuous. Other media outlets had more interesting headers



    Rupert Murdoch ’not fit’ to run big company: UK lawmakers

    In phone hacking report, UK lawmakers say Rupert Murdoch unfit to lead major global company


    other headlines without links
    Rupert Murdoch not fit to run business, UK lawmakers rule CNN

    Rupert Murdoch: King of media may lose his throne Vancouver Sun

    Murdoch accused of turning blind eye The Australian

    Hacking report: Rupert Murdoch 'not fit' to run News Corporation The Telegraph of London
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    Re: U.K. Report Condemns News Corp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    U.K. Report Condemns News Corp


    You must read down to the 5th paragraph to find out that News Corp owns the WSJ. Probably why the headline is so innocuous. Other media outlets had more interesting headers



    Rupert Murdoch ’not fit’ to run big company: UK lawmakers

    In phone hacking report, UK lawmakers say Rupert Murdoch unfit to lead major global company


    other headlines without links
    Rupert Murdoch not fit to run business, UK lawmakers rule CNN

    Rupert Murdoch: King of media may lose his throne Vancouver Sun

    Murdoch accused of turning blind eye The Australian

    Hacking report: Rupert Murdoch 'not fit' to run News Corporation The Telegraph of London
    This is a big deal. Knowing what the U.S. administration thinks of Fox and the WSJ, you can expect a review by the Feds.

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    Re: U.K. Report Condemns News Corp.

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    This is a big deal. Knowing what the U.S. administration thinks of Fox and the WSJ, you can expect a review by the Feds.
    There is no evidence of that and it wouldn't be reasonable. Fox may be worthless propaganda, but there is no evidence that they engaged in the violations of privacy that news corp is accused of.

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    Re: U.K. Report Condemns News Corp.

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    There is no evidence of that and it wouldn't be reasonable. Fox may be worthless propaganda, but there is no evidence that they engaged in the violations of privacy that news corp is accused of.
    There is talk about some payments that Fox made that could fall under the foreign corrupt practices act. The same law that is getting Wal Mart jammed up right now.

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    Re: U.K. Report Condemns News Corp.

    rathi is correct in posting that there is "no evidence" of similar practices in the US affiliates of News Corp but there should definitely be an investigation as Les Hinton, who was boss at the News of the World during the time when phone hacking was common practice had been chosen by Murdoch to run Dow Jones, owner of the Wall Street Journal.


    Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton Resigns


    Hinton served as executive chairman of the British unit that oversaw News Corp.'s U.K. tabloid newspapers at the heart of the scandal for 12 years. A member of the board of The Associated Press, Hinton became head of Dow Jones in December 2007.
    and from a British site today
    Les Hinton was complicit in cover-up

    Hinton not only authorised payments to Mulcaire but 'took decision to make them in first place'
    Committee finds Hinton was complicit in the cover-up at News International
    Payments to Mulcaire 'every bit as distasteful as those with Clive Goodman'


    Ex-News International chief executive Les Hinton sanctioned a series of “extraordinary” payments to former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman after his phone-hacking conviction in a bid to buy his silence – and then tried to cover-up his involvement in the payments, according to MPs.

    Goodman made an unfair dismissal claim against publishers News International after he was released from prison in 2007 following his conviction for phone-hacking alongside NoW private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.
    The question then becomes: Would a person who acted in a criminal manner in one country change his habits when working in another nation?

    We don't know but there should be an investigation
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    Re: U.K. Report Condemns News Corp.

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    This is a big deal. Knowing what the U.S. administration thinks of Fox and the WSJ, you can expect a review by the Feds.
    Yeah, I ain't holding my breath on that one.
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    Re: U.K. Report Condemns News Corp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah, I ain't holding my breath on that one.
    Me neither.. chances are to avoid such an investigation that Murdoch tells Fox News to switch to Obama.. not the first time he has done that to avoid investigations and being barred from markets. Hell he bought out Canal Plus in France (parts) to avoid legal action for industrial espionage. He is cozy with the Chinese so he can maintain his STAR business in China.. what did that cost him.. oh yea, he pulled the BBC World News from the satellite network.

    But it might put enough pressure on the board to get rid of him finally... because if an investigation was started then a whole lot of crap will be dragged up and it is not the first time a naturalised US citizen has his citizenship removed..
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    Re: U.K. Report Condemns News Corp.

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    U.K. Report Condemns News Corp


    You must read down to the 5th paragraph to find out that News Corp owns the WSJ. Probably why the headline is so innocuous. Other media outlets had more interesting headers



    Rupert Murdoch ’not fit’ to run big company: UK lawmakers

    In phone hacking report, UK lawmakers say Rupert Murdoch unfit to lead major global company


    other headlines without links
    Rupert Murdoch not fit to run business, UK lawmakers rule CNN

    Rupert Murdoch: King of media may lose his throne Vancouver Sun

    Murdoch accused of turning blind eye The Australian

    Hacking report: Rupert Murdoch 'not fit' to run News Corporation The Telegraph of London
    Is this a lip service condemnation where nothing serious happens or is this a actual serious condemnation where there might be some actual punishments?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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