|Race Baiting,Phone Hacking, ? for a Profit|
step that would have been unthinkable until recently.
When the writers and editors of the late, unlamented News of the World were busy bribing Mr. Yates’s police officers, what they wanted in return was — gosh! — malicious gossip. When they were hacking the phones of royal family members and murdered teenagers, they were seeking, you know, malicious gossip.(nytimes)
A US Senator said “find some criminal stuff” if the United States investigates phone hacks he alleges Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. carried out in the States and the target have been victims of the 9/11 terror attacks."The reported hacking by News Corporation newspapers against a range of individuals – including children – is offensive and a serious breach of journalistic ethics,” Rockefeller says in a statement. “This raises serious questions about whether the company has broken US law, and I encourage the appropriate agencies to investigate to ensure that Americans have not had their privacy violated.”
“I am concerned that the admitted phone hacking in London by the News Corp. may have extended to 9/11 victims or other Americans,” adds Rockefeller.
“If they did, the consequences will be severe."(Fox News is finished)
Rupert Murdoch is rapidly losing allies on both sides of the Atlantic, with his media empire under pressure from all sides.
News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch endured not only verbal
historic appearance before a committee of the British Parliament to account for the alleged illegal activities of reporters at his newspapers accused of hacking people's cellphones.(latimesblogs)