Demand Probe of Rupert Murdoch
For decades, Rupert Murdoch has been the most powerful media mogul on earth – anointing, manipulating and intimidating political leaders across the globe, including U.S. presidents. Headquartered in the U.S., Murdoch’s News Corp. owns dozens of American outlets including Fox News, Fox Broadcasting, Wall Street Journal and New York Post.
A British Parliamentary committee has declared Rupert Murdoch “not a fit person” to run a major company. The committee found that Murdoch had “turned a blind eye and exhibited willful blindness” while his London newspapers massively hacked into private citizens’ phones and computers – and bribed police officials.
When a U.S. company bribes foreign officials, it violates the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. And the British attorney whose lawsuits broke open the scandal alleges that Murdoch’s journalists committed the crime of phone-hacking against victims in the U.S.