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Fri Oct 18, 2013, 02:06 PM

Newscorp Bosses Tried to Curb Wall Street Journal's Phone Hacking Coverage

Source: Huff Post

News Corp bosses tried to impede their own reporters at the Wall Street Journal from covering the phone hacking scandal rocking the company, a new book by NPR's David Folkenflik claims.

Capital New York's Joe Pompeo wrote about the allegations, which are contained in "Murdoch's World," Folkenflik's upcoming examination of Rupert Murdoch's media empire.

The hacking crisis exploded in the summer of 2011, when it emerged that reporters at Murdoch's News of the World had hacked into the phone of murdered teenager Milly Dowler. The revelation sparked an international uproar and triggered a political, legal and journalistic firestorm that is still going strong.

Folkfenflik writes that managing editor Robert Thomson personally tried to block at least one story about the crisis from being published, and that reporters assigned to cover the unfolding scandal "told colleagues of stories that were blocked, stripped of damning detail or context, or just held up in bureaucratic purgatory."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/18/news-corp-wall-street-journal-phone-hacking_n_4123103.html?utm_hp_ref=media



Oh, Murdock would never order anything like this? Would he?...

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Stuart G Oct 2013 OP
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Demeter Oct 2013 #2
Uncle Joe Oct 2013 #3
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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 02:21 PM

1. Murdoch moved his own son to the WSJ

to run things and see to the censorship after he fucked up at "News of the World".

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 02:34 PM

2. If it bleeds, it leads

 

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Fri Oct 18, 2013, 06:34 PM

3. It's par for the course with what they did to Great Britain.

Thanks for the thread, Stuart G.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 05:18 PM

4. Well he sure has silenced the entire American Mainstream Media!


Here we have an American Company, News Corp, where 104 people have been arrested. The Murdoch scandal has received virtually no coverage in our so called Mainstream Media. They have protected Murdoch and his criminal enterprise more than the President and the government of the United States. Progressive news has also did a piss-poor job on this scandal. Here was an opportunity to bring down a man who has done massive harm to this country, its government, and its people. And we keep waiting for someone else to do it.

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