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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 08:11 AM
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Tell The Department Of Justice To Investigate News Corp.
Think Progress has prepared a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder - with a cc to SEC Chair Mary L. Schapiro demanding a full and immediate investigation into any potential illegal acts by News Corporation and their subsidiaries. As I posted on Monday, there are plenty of reasons to be concerned about News Corp. behavior here. Now there are allegations that News Corp. tried to get private phone records of 9/11 victims.

The petition to Holder states:

Attorney General Holder:

We are writing to express our concerns of potential corrupt practices by News Corporation. Specifically, there are credible reports that News Corp subsidiaries bribed police offers to obtain information about former Prime Minister Gordon Brown and others. Further, there are reports that News Corp subsidiaries hacked into voicemails of politicians, celebrities and murder victims. Some of this activity may have even occurred on U.S. soil. Although initial reports focused on the UK paper News of the World, recent reports suggest that this disturbing conduct extended to several other News Corp properties.

Given the seriousness of these allegations, we ask that you immediately begin an investigation of all entities controlled by News Corp, including domestic subsidiaries such as Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

The purpose of the investigation should be to determine whether any conduct by News Corp, domestically or abroad, violated The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (15 U.S.C. 78dd-1, et seq.), the Electronic Privacy Communications Act (18 U.S.C. 2510-2522) or any other applicable U.S. laws.

cc: SEC Chair, Mary L. Schapiro


You can sign on to the letter here.

http://www.newshounds.us/2011/07/13/tell_the_department...

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 08:50 AM
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1. K&R
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 08:51 AM
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2. K&R &done!
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somone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 08:51 AM
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3. Done
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 08:57 AM
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4. This is too big of an incident to look the other way.



This one should not be swept under the carpet like the high crimes of the BushCo Crime Family.
A wink and a nod for business as usual among good ole boys just won't do this time.
The entire world is watching.




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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 08:59 AM
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5. So was the financial rape of our country
but that didn't seem to motivate this administration to action. It did, however, motivate busting MM dispensaries.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 09:00 AM
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6. Did Murduch give permission for this? If not
Edited on Wed Jul-13-11 09:03 AM by Ichingcarpenter
I might not sign.........
I wouldn't want Washington and the US media mad at me.


just kidding


On edit...... Holder Investigate?.........LOL>>LOL
yeah right....


I will sign it but I think a better route
Senator Kerry because he heads the Senate committee
that could take it up..
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TxVietVet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 09:07 AM
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7. I hope this works, but I doubt it.
We can't get the Democrats to even consider investigation bu$h/cheney's war crimes or anything else associated witht the money behind the conservanazis. Good luck.
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ProfessionalLeftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 09:10 AM
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9. True. The DOJ/Eric Holder are impotent.
But - it can't hurt I guess.
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ProfessionalLeftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 09:08 AM
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8. Signed. K & R n/t
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-13-11 11:07 AM
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10. kick
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