The declaration by British MPs on Tuesday that Rupert Murdoch exercised “willfull blindness” about phone hacking at The News of the World and is “not a fit person” to run a major international company has prompted the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington to ask the FCC to revoke the 27 Fox broadcast licenses that News Corp. holds in the U.S.
Members of the British Parliament had harsh words for the man at the top of News Corp., stating in a report that a proclivity for keeping himself in the dark about his employees’ activities made him unfit to lead an international company.
Sean Hoare, the former News of the World correspondent who was the first member of Andy Coulson’s staff to claim the editor knew of phone hacking by his reporters, was found dead in his home Monday. (more)
Les Hinton, chairman of Dow Jones and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, and Rebekah Brooks, chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper operations, both resigned Friday over connections to the now-defunct News of the World’s recent phone hacking scandal… (more)
Rupert Murdoch’s international media group, News Corp., abandoned efforts to acquire British satellite broadcasting company BSkyB amid an outburst of official and public censure after it came to light that associated journalists spied on mobile phone conversations and bribed police officers to cover it up. (more)