Rupert Murdoch organizations unethical methods, FBI News Corp. probe, Fox misled and lied to Americans, Bill O’Reilly Jana Winter
“The (American) press, which is mostly controlled by vested
interests, has an excessive influence on public opinion.”… Albert Einstein
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″
The motives of Rupert Murdoch, the primary owner of Fox and other “news” organizations, have been suspect for years. Even Fox, which purports to be fair and balanced, misled the American public with Bill O’Reilly’s comments about researching Obama’s birth certificate, which was a lie, and the article a few months ago by Jana Winter which misquoted a OCR expert regarding the legitimacy of the WhiteHouse.gov image, another lie. So it comes as no surprise to find out about the latest unethical behaviour by Rupert Murdoch’s organizations.
From the Seattle Times July 15, 2011.
“Repercussions should rain down on Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation
Rupert Murdoch’s withdrawal of his bid for British Sky Broadcasting should not be temporary. The scandal is expanding because employees engaged in unethical and, possibly, illegal methods of information gathering. Throw the book at them.
WHEN it rains, it pours, and the storm continues for media mogul Rupert Murdoch and his much-maligned News Corporation. Deservedly so.
Murdoch withdrew his $12 billion bid for what would have been complete control of satellite giant British Sky Broadcasting. Actions should have consequences and the despicable actions of his employees, namely widespread hacking into cellphone messages, mean his operation should lose the big prize the company sought for a long time and face scrutiny and other repercussions.
Any organization that thinks it is hunky-dory to allow employees to engage in unethical and probably illegal methods of acquiring news and information, such as hacking people’s cellphone messages, should pay a big price.
The scandal is expanding rather than fading because it is clear that Murdoch employees engaged in numerous dirty tricks to obtain information.
The FBI has opened a preliminary review into News Corp., trying to determine if employees hacked into the phones of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Agents are trying to figure out if they should progress to a full investigation and if U.S. law gives them jurisdiction to bring charges.
Meanwhile, Murdoch and his son, James, have agreed to testify before Parliament. They need to explain what they knew, when they knew it and how on Earth phone hacking is legal or moral.”