“My People let me down” Rupert Murdoch
Translation: They got caught
Rupert Murdoch and son James were slick gentlemen, cagy and smart, as they navigated grueling humiliation before Parliament this past week. Their smooth exterior is a disguise for what lay beneath the exterior of their various media channels.
Americans might have wondered about Fox News for instance. Is Fox News, the blatantly biased outlet for political conservatives also a devious and malicious machine underneath? Keep wondering as that is what keeps all journalism honest.
“Murdoch Papers Could Lose Special Access to 2012 Athletes By RICHARD SANDOMIR Published: July 22, 2011
Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers could lose exclusive access to the country’s athletes as they prepare for next year’s Summer Games in London because of the phone-hacking scandal that led to the closing of the tabloid The News of the World and testimony before Parliament by Murdoch and his son James.
“The shuttering of The News of the World means that the terms of the contract could no longer be fulfilled,” said Andrew Owen, a spokesman for Team 2012, which raises money for British Olympians.”
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