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Tue Oct 16, 2012, 11:08 PM

Uribe joins Murdoch in News Corp .

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Source: Colombia Reports

Uribe joins Murdoch in News Corp .
Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:32 Joey O'Gorman

Former Colombian president Alvaro Uribe, currently being investigated for illegal wire-tapping, was on Tuesday nominated to the board of media giant News Corp, whose UK tabloid News of the World was last year shut down over a phone-hacking scandal.

Uribe was nominated for approval at the meeting along with former U.S. Labor Secretary, Elaine Chao, to replace two directors who plan to step down following the event.

The former president is currently being investigated in relation to the illegal wiretapping of human rights activists, journalists, Supreme Court magistrates and politicians, while his former chief of staff is in jail awaiting trial for the offenses, and his former secret police chief fled the country before charges were filed.

At Tuesday's News Corp board meeting, increased pressure was put on media tycoon Rupert Murdoch to step down as chairman due to his handling of last year's phone-hacking scandal in the UK when News Corp's London-based tabloid, News of the World, was embroiled in a high profile phone-hacking scandal, resulting in around 50 arrests and criminal charges against eight of the tabloid's editors and journalists.

Read more: http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/26532-uribe-joins-murdoch-in-news-corp.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 11:14 PM

1. I have yet to find a person who is aligned with one of those two but not the other.

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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:22 AM

2. .

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Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:41 AM

3. All the scum are sticking together. What a surprise.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 12:57 AM

4. Murdoch called him

"a transformative figure who saved his country's democratic institutions, revitalized its economy and restored the security of its people" and would "provide important insights into Latin America for our directors."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 01:09 AM

5. Murdoch also confessed...

"We hope he can give us a few pointers on large-scale wire-tapping. Phone hacking is so pedestrian."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 02:17 AM

6. Wiretappers united! Or the other metaphor...

Rats getting ON a sinking ship!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Oct 17, 2012, 04:46 AM

7. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014268673 . Please continue discussion there.

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