Rupert Murdoch and other News Corporation executives are at the center of a shocking British media scandal that involves spying, bribery, corruption, a corporate cover-up and even murder, and which just resulted in the stunning new news that Murdoch has withdrawn News Corporation’s bid for BSkyB.
And now there are reports that Murdoch’s company’s alleged criminal behavior—including hacking the phones of September 11 victims—has crossed the Atlantic.
As our friends at Media Matters, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, Free Press and numerous Nation investigations have documented, for far too long, Murdoch has used his enormous media power to secure sweetheart deals from Washington and insulate himself and his company from official scrutiny. If he has broken the law, Murdoch should be held accountable.
Currently, Senators Jay Rockefeller and Frank Lautenberg have called for an investigation of News Corp. Free Press is urging citizens to implore their members of Congress to join them and demand an full and fair investigation.