Rupert Murdoch’s corrupt tactics in the United States

August 9, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More

Rolling Stone offers a well-written expose of the corrupt actions of News Corp here in America:

[A]n examination of Murdoch’s corporate history reveals that each of the elements of the scandal in London – hacking, thuggish reporting tactics, unethical entanglements with police, hush-money settlements and efforts to corrupt officials at the highest levels of government – extend far beyond Fleet Street. Over the past decade, News Corp. has systematically employed such tactics in its U.S. operations, exhibiting what a recent lawsuit filed against the firm calls a “culture run amok.” As a former high-ranking News Corp. executive tells Rolling Stone: “It’s the same shit, different day.”

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. This is very interesting. In the end if criminality can be demonstrated in the US and Murdoch’s FCC licences are revoked it will be much more damaging than in the UK.

    There is some evidence that hacking has occurred on US soil, and a UK television performer has said his phone was hacked at at New York Airport.

    Meanwhile it would be worth advising advertisers on Sky, in the Sun, in the Times and in US outlets to desist from advertising in NI organs under a threat of boycotting their products. I don’t want to buy products from a company that gives money to criminals.

    If NI injuncts me or hacks me over this you will hear of it.

    Charle Norrie

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Time to open at least one criminal case against News Corp on this side of the pond. http://newscorpwatch.org/newscorpnews/201107200026

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