Friday, 10 September 2010

The ethics of the Murdoch empire

At last some real questioning of the ethical standards that Rupert Murdoch presides over. From The Guardian this morning:
Rupert Murdoch accused as MPs vent anger on NoW phone hacking:
"Rupert Murdoch was today accused of knowingly appointing Rebekah Brooks as chief executive of News International even though she had admitted that the News of the World had made illegal payments to the police, as Labour MPs intensified their attacks on the media mogul by using parliamentary privilege to round on his senior executives
In a parliamentary debate on the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World, in which Conservative MPs voiced concerns, the Metropolitan police were also criticised for evasiveness in their investigation of the illegal practice.
Tom Watson, a Labour member of the Commons culture select committee, placed Murdoch in the line of fire by accusing him of appointing Rebekah Brooks as chief executive of News International knowing that she had broken the law over payments to police."
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