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    Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

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    Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    A Washington-based ethics watchdog is calling on federal regulators to revoke News Corporation's 27 Fox broadcast licences in the wake of the highly critical report on phone hacking from the UK parliament.

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    Melanie Sloan, Crew's director, said that the Murdochs had clearly failed the character test that is embedded within US media law as it is within British. "If they are not passing the character standard under British law, it seems to me that they are not going to meet the character standard in America."
    This is in addition to the request for information concerning possible illegal actions undertaken by News Corp in the US from Senator Rockefeller
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller today sent a letter to Lord Justice Brian Leveson, who is currently leading a special judicial investigation into phone hacking and other alleged illegal activities by News International, a subsidiary of News Corporation. The letter asks Lord Leveson if his inquiry has uncovered any new information suggesting that News International’s conduct involved U.S. citizens or violated U.S. laws.

    As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Rockefeller has jurisdiction over media and communications issues in the United States
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    In their report, the British parliamentarians found Rupert Murdoch was "not a fit person" to exercise stewardship of a major international company. The Commons culture, media and sport select committee also concluded that James Murdoch showed "wilful ignorance" of the extent of phone hacking during 2009 and 2010.
    Government decides who can run a company over there? How so, uh, big brother of them.

    Under FCC regulations, broadcast frequencies can only be handed to firms run by people of good "character" who serve the "public interest" and speak with "candor".
    Since when? If that was the case, just about nobody out there would have a broadcasting license.
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Melanie Sloan, a Rockefeller, and the 1 of 5 Media Conglomerates (one of these things don't look like the other) walks into a bar...

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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    This will go no where in the US. JMO

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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    This is another demonstration of the left wanting to stifle speech they don't agree with... In other words, just another day at the office for them.

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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Government decides who can run a company over there? How so, uh, big brother of them.
    LOL dont throw rocks when living in a glass house. You do realize that the only reason Rupert Murdoch is an American, is because as an Aussie he could not own a news organisation..

    Since when? If that was the case, just about nobody out there would have a broadcasting license.
    Since forever... know your own laws.
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    This is another demonstration of the left wanting to stifle speech they don't agree with... In other words, just another day at the office for them.
    In other words, as long as it is "your lot" that is getting busted for criminal conduct, then it is "free speech"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    LOL dont throw rocks when living in a glass house. You do realize that the only reason Rupert Murdoch is an American, is because as an Aussie he could not own a news organisation..
    Do you try to push everything off topic with non-related comments, or just this topic?
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Government decides who can run a company over there? How so, uh, big brother of them.
    They decide who gets a license to broadcast, if that person is corrupt, has severe moral failings which manifest in the corporations actions, why would they renew license?



    Since when? If that was the case, just about nobody out there would have a broadcasting license.
    Since the 30's, and you are displaying some pretty cynical beliefs.
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    Re: Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group

    The US has laws regarding fitness to run a company too... American rightie-tighties usually love the Daily Heil, it's not leftist by any stretch of the imagination!

    " ...Rupert Murdoch must have his U.S. broadcast licences revoked following the UK parliamentary select committee's highly critical report on phone hacking, a watchdog has said.
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is demanding that the Federal Communications Commission pull the plug on News Corporation's 27 Fox channels.
    The move should go ahead, said CREW's director Melanie Sloan, because Murdoch has 'clearly failed the character test embedded within U.S. media law'.
    Under FCC rules, only people with 'good character who serve the public interest' can run broadcast frequencies... "


    Read more: Ethics watchdog demands action as UK MPs say Rupert Murdoch 'not fit' to run major firm | Mail Online
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