Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The noose tightens on Fox Nation

Posted By on Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 7:41 AM

The hacking scandal that imperils the Rupert Murdoch media conglomerate just won't go away.

The News of the World reporter who went to jail in the now-shuttered paper’s hacking scandal wrote in a 2007 letter that the illegal practice was “widely discussed” at editorial meetings and he conducted his hacking with “full knowledge and support” of his bosses, according to a bombshell report in the Guardian Tuesday.

And get this:

In a separate letter, the British law firm retained by News Corp. wrote that testimony given to Parliament in July by Rupert and James Murdoch was “hard to credit,” “self-serving” and “inaccurate and misleading,” according to the Guardian.

This is one that even the underhanded tactics of Roger Ailes may be beyond fixing.

Here's the Guardian link. I happened to read this good profile of Ailes in the Guardian while I was in London. I think it may have come from an earlier Rolling Stone piece, but still worth a read.

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