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Gayle in MD
07-14-2011, 02:30 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/14/fbi-news-corp-investigation_n_898653.html




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Rupert Murdoch Under FBI Investigation: News Corp. Reportedly Targeted Over 9/11 Victims Hacking Scandal

NEW YORK -- The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. sought to hack into the phones of Sept. 11 victims, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

The decision to investigate was made after U.S. Rep. Peter King and several other members of Congress wrote FBI Director Robert Mueller demanding an investigation, said the official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly.

The official stressed that the probe was in its infancy but declined to discuss the scope of it or say whether any investigative steps had been taken.

News Corp., based in New York, has been in crisis mode because of a scandal that sank its U.K. newspaper the News of the World.

A rival newspaper reported last week that the News of the World had hacked into the phone of U.K. teenage murder victim Milly Dowler in 2002 and may have impeded a police investigation into her disappearance.

More possible victims soon emerged: other child murder victims, 2005 London bombing victims, the families of dead soldiers and former Prime Minister Gordon Brown.



U.S. Department of Justice spokeswoman Laura Sweeney said Thursday that the department "does not comment specifically on investigations, though anytime we see evidence of wrongdoing, we take appropriate action."

The FBI and U.S. attorney's office in New York declined comment. There was no immediate response to a phone message left for News Corp.

King, a Republican, said Thursday afternoon he had not officially been contacted by the FBI and said he wanted to reserve comment until he hears from the agency.

"If they do, I'd be gratified," he said in a brief telephone interview with the AP.

On Thursday, Murdoch caved in to pressure from Britain's Parliament as he and his son James first refused, then agreed, to appear next week before lawmakers investigating phone hacking and bribery by employees of their newspaper empire.

Murdoch began his media career in Australia in 1952 after inheriting The News newspaper after the death of his father, and he has built News Corp. into one of the world's biggest media groups. Assets include Fox News, the 20th Century Fox movie studio, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and three newspapers in Britain down from four with the death of the News of the World.

Also Thursday, Scotland Yard said it had made its seventh arrest related to the inquiry into phone hacking at the now-defunct tabloid, whose closure was a doomed effort to keep alive a bid for the highly profitable network British Sky Broadcasting. Police didn't disclose the name of the arrested man.
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cushioncrawler
07-14-2011, 05:07 PM
Yeah, he had a little newspaper in adelaide.
And i remember an old interview with a young rupert where he sayd that the owner shoodnt hav any influence on the journo's.
mac.

Gayle in MD
07-15-2011, 01:05 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: cushioncrawler</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Yeah, he had a little newspaper in adelaide.
And i remember an old interview with a young rupert where he sayd that the owner shoodnt hav any influence on the journo's.
mac. </div></div>

More is coming out, now, and more investigations are going forward.

Murdoch, and his son, originally refused to honor the UK subpoena, and Murdoch, to show support for her, posed himself for the cameras, with the top executive, can't think of her name right now, of UK paper in question.

Now, she has resigned, and Murdoch and son will appear, after all.

You can bet Murdoch is shaking in his shoes.

This COULD, and I do stress, COULD, be the end of Murdoch AND News Corps.

If our FBI finds that he illegally spied on the 9/11 victims, or their families, I suspect American public outcry, could destroy Fux Noise, once and for all.

The bigger they come, the harder they fall.

We have laws in this country for Media organizations, which reach to foreign shores.

This is what happens to those who become so powerful that they think anything and everything, is acceptable, due to their power and money.

Murdoch has many enemies, in high places. Politicians here, and abroad, don't like one man having enough power to destroy them with broad reaching lies and slander, which is all that Fux Noise, is about. Propaganda, lies and slander, all in the effort to promote more money for the corrupt and the wealthy.

G.

Soflasnapper
07-15-2011, 02:09 PM
It was always clear Murdoch was running a propaganda operation.

What has become increasingly clear now is that he was also running a criminal enterprise.

People have found similarities with the media mogul portrayed in 'The World is Not Enough' (a genius mastermind super villain, as it turned out).

If you like to see the undercover workings of how their propaganda often works, see what G. Beck said about Soros, and simply substitute Murdoch's name. It's a typical trick, that whatever they are doing, you can tell by looking at what they are claiming their opponents are doing. They are doing exactly that themselves.

Gayle in MD
07-15-2011, 04:15 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Soflasnapper</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It was always clear Murdoch was running a propaganda operation.

What has become increasingly clear now is that he was also running a criminal enterprise.

People have found similarities with the media mogul portrayed in 'The World is Not Enough' (a genius mastermind super villain, as it turned out).

If you like to see the undercover workings of how their propaganda often works, see what G. Beck said about Soros, and simply substitute Murdoch's name. It's a typical trick, that whatever they are doing, you can tell by looking at what they are claiming their opponents are doing. They are doing exactly that themselves. </div></div>

My friend, I've written the exact same thing on this site for over a decade. I thank you for your very accurate statement.

I might add, the same is just as true of most Republicans, and of their talking points, as well. Their accusations against our President, and againsgt the Democratic Party, are usually exactly what Republicans themselves are guilty of doing.

Additionally, I find the same to be true of the RW members on this forum!

Good Post!

G.

cushioncrawler
07-15-2011, 06:17 PM
Woz it rupert that sayd that oil would (after iraq invasion) become $12 per barrel.
He woz allmost korrekt, it went to $120 i think.
mac.