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Wed May 2, 2012, 07:38 PM

Murdoch facing new challenge as US senator (Rockefeller) contacts Leveson over hacking

Source: The Guardian

Rupert Murdoch's global media empire is facing a challenge on a new front in the billowing phone-hacking scandal after a powerful US Senate committee opened direct contact with British investigators in an attempt to find out whether News Corporation has broken American laws.

John Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate committee on commerce, science and transportation, has written to Lord Justice Leveson, who leads the British judicial inquiry into media ethics, asking if he has uncovered any evidence relating questionable practices in the US.

"I would like to know whether any of the evidence you are reviewing suggests that these unethical and sometimes illegal business practices occurred in the United States or involved US citizens," Rockefeller writes in a letter released on Wednesday.

The development adds to the potential dangers facing News Corp, a publicly-traded company with its headquarters in New York. Rockefeller has taken a close interest in the unfolding phone-hacking saga, but it is the first time that a Senate committee member has acted in his official capacity.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/may/02/murdoch-phone-hacking-us-senator

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Reply Murdoch facing new challenge as US senator (Rockefeller) contacts Leveson over hacking (Original post)
Newsjock May 2012 OP
Uncle Joe May 2012 #1
beac May 2012 #2
movonne May 2012 #3
BlueToTheBone May 2012 #4
calimary May 2012 #14
april May 2012 #16
dmr May 2012 #5
MADem May 2012 #6
salin May 2012 #7
Kingofalldems May 2012 #8
Lasher May 2012 #9
L0oniX May 2012 #10
skydive forever May 2012 #11
Wellstone ruled May 2012 #12
glowing May 2012 #13
Ichingcarpenter May 2012 #15
myrna minx May 2012 #17
Eugene May 2012 #18

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:41 PM

1. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Newsjock.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:46 PM

2. I'd be in favor of bringing back the stocks just for Rupie.

How I'd LOVE to see his smug mug peering out from one of these:

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:49 PM

3. I love it, love it and love it...waiting for the next episode of the

murdock crimes...

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 07:55 PM

4. CREW is pushing for the demolition of FOX

and maybe it will happen. What a great day that would be in the world.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #4)

Wed May 2, 2012, 11:30 PM

14. That would suit me just fine! A worthy goal if ever there was one!

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #4)

Thu May 3, 2012, 08:07 AM

16. I second that

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:32 PM

5. K&R n/t

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:33 PM

6. I'd love to hear our southern hemisphere buddies, the Aussies, ask similar questions.

Roopie's new theme song needs to be "Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide."

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:41 PM

7. Potentially huge!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:43 PM

8. Kick and Rec all Murdoch scandal threads

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:53 PM

9. Way to go Jay!

Better hurry. If Republicans take over the Senate, they'll shut this investigation down on their first day in control. Election Projection for the Senate: GOP 51, Democrats 49.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 08:59 PM

10. Murdoch =

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 09:09 PM

11. Does anyone here

really think anything will happen to him here in the states? He is far above the law over here. Hell, we have ex politicians (Bush, Cheney) bragging about ordering torture and nothing happens to them. God I hate being this cynical.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 09:16 PM

12. say goodbye Ruppie!!!!



Bernie and Ruppie in the same bunk house,oh yah.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Wed May 2, 2012, 10:23 PM

13. Bring their EVIL Corp Empire Down!!!

Could u imagine if Fox was Banished from the airwaves.... We might just get real news rather than contrived outrages and lies...

Fox news starts the meme; some people are saying..... Then spend the entire day making a mundane issue into a scandal. Then the other news programs end up covering it, whether it's CNN to compete or Rachel Maddow to clear up the lies.

Without them, there might be a chance for actual news to leak thru into our country... We may be able to rely on the evening news rather than Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert satirizing the truth for us

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:11 AM

15. Picture .... look at his hand ... one creepy guy



I doubt anything will happen since he owns too many politicians these days.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu May 3, 2012, 08:13 AM

17. Have we found the flaw in the death star?

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Fri May 4, 2012, 09:07 PM

18. Senator likely to be rebuffed in News Corp inquiry

Source: Reuters

Senator likely to be rebuffed in News Corp inquiry

By Mark Hosenball

WASHINGTON | Fri May 4, 2012 4:35pm EDT

(Reuters) - The British judicial inquiry investigating questionable reporting practices by Rupert Murdoch's media properties is unlikely to cooperate with a prominent senator's request for evidence of misconduct in the United States, three people familiar with the inquiry said.

The sources said that the judicial inquiry, created by British Prime Minister David Cameron and chaired by Sir Brian Leveson, a senior English judge, is not authorized to provide legal assistance or evidence to other bodies or organizations, including foreign government agencies or components. Nor is the inquiry investigating matters outside Britain.

Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, on Wednesday sent a letter to Leveson asking if his inquiry has uncovered any misconduct on the part of Murdoch's News Corp that occurred in the United States or violated American laws.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/04/us-newscorp-inquiry-rockefeller-idUSBRE8431KH20120504

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