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Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:22 AM

 

Rupert Murdoch admits NoW phone-hacking cover-up

Source: The Guardian (UK)

Rupert Murdoch has admitted to the Leveson inquiry there was a "cover-up" at News International over the phone-hacking scandal.

Murdoch, the News Corp chairman and chief executive, giving his second day of evidence to the inquiry in London, said he was "misinformed and shielded" from what was going on at the News of the World, adding that there was a "cover-up".

Robert Jay QC, counsel to the inquiry, said there had been a consistent theme of cover-up during the phone-hacking scandal, and asked Murdoch where he thought this emanated from. "I think from within the News of the World," he replied.

Murdoch said there were "one or two very strong characters" on the now-defunct Sunday paper who, according to reported statements, had forbidden people from talking to Rebekah Brooks and James Murdoch, at the time News International chief executive and chairman respectively.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/apr/26/murdoch-admits-phone-hacking-coverup



President Obama should use his Executive privileges to IMMEDIATELY take Fox News off the air and instruct Eric Holder to prioritize investigations into Murdoch in the US.

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BanTheGOP Apr 2012 OP
Kingofalldems Apr 2012 #1
Gregorian Apr 2012 #2
Uncle Joe Apr 2012 #3
goclark Apr 2012 #4
Kingofalldems Apr 2012 #5
crunch60 Apr 2012 #6
Kelvin Mace Apr 2012 #7
BanTheGOP Apr 2012 #8
crunch60 Apr 2012 #9
Mosaic Apr 2012 #10
sendero Apr 2012 #11

Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:30 AM

1. Special Prosecutor needed on this one

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:30 AM

2. He no doubt has found the path of least guilt.

It will all fall on some individual. They'll manipulate justice. The big picture will be lost in the details.

It would be so good if the law could put two and two together and destroy this monstrous empire. It just doesn't seem to work that way.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 11:36 AM

3. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, BanTheGOP.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 12:06 PM

4. Go to Jail ~ Go Directly To Jail


Watch him skate again.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 01:58 PM

5. Kick back to the top

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:05 PM

6. Roger Ailes/Fox Faux News next!

 

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:37 PM

7. As much as I dislike Fox "News"

and welcome a grand jury investigation, I categorically reject unilateral censorship.

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Response to Kelvin Mace (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 02:44 PM

8. When an agent against democracy is at stake, I don't reject censorship. None of us do.

 

And if Faux is allowed to blather out their "news" in light of this grave, incriminating disclosure by the very leader of it's division, then we are not promoting democracy; rather its destruction.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 07:06 PM

9. Exactly! Fox, propaganda inc.

 

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:01 AM

10. This guy is finally toast

When fox goes down, I'll drink a beer to celebrate.

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Response to BanTheGOP (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 08:48 AM

11. Sure..

...."President Obama should use his Executive privileges to IMMEDIATELY take Fox News off the air "

Obama isn't going to do jack shit and most likely Holder isn't either if history is any guide.

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