Murdoch Papers Hacking Scandal Spreads to US – 9/11 Victims

11 Jul

Looks like the phone hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch’s “News of the World” tabloid published in the UK is about to go international. Murdoch, the worlds largest media mogul and owner of hundreds of newspapers and other media properties around the world including Faux News is trying to limit damage through a legal ploy by shutting down”News of the World” and seeking protection under British liquidation laws which seal the company’s property from law enforcement review.

The question now is how far illegal phone hacking and tapping extends into the Murdoch media empire, and whether this sort of seedy activity was directed from the top, or acknowledged with a wink-wink.

Another Seedy Murdoch Property


Is Faux News, the tabloid news broadcaster and right wing propaganda outlet in the US next?

Phone Hacking Scandal Widens: News International Targeted Gordon Brown, BSkyB Bid Delayed

The phone hacking scandal widened on Monday, as new reports emerged that papers beyond the News of the World were also involved in criminal behavior. In addition, Rupert Murdoch’s bid to take over BSkyB, the satellite broadcaster, looked to be in serious peril.

Multiple outlets reported that former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to claim that several News International papers illegally obtained his personal details.

According to The Guardian, The Independent and the BBC, investigators working for the News of the World, The Sun and The Sunday Times obtained information about Brown’s family, his legal and his medical records. This marks the first time that any allegations about News International have targeted papers outside the News of the World…

In addition, new revelations about the criminal behavior inside the News of the World continued to be unearthed. Among the latest details:

–The BBC reported that emails written in 2007 show that the News Of The World was paying police guarding the royal family for information–but that nobody was alerted about this evidence of corruption. BBC reporter Robert Peston uncovered emails from then-royal reporter Clive Goodman (who was the first person to be jailed over phone hacking) to then-editor Andy Coulson (who went on to become Prime Minister David Cameron’s top communications aide) asking for money to pay police officers for huge amounts of personal information about the royal family.

–The Guardian reported Monday morning that Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were recently warned by the police that their phones may have been hacked.

The Daily Mirror also floated allegations that News of the World journalists tried to hack into the phones of victims of the 9/11 attacks. A source told the Mirror that a then-New York City police officer (now a private investigator) was approached and offered money if he would hack into the victims’ voicemail. The officer reportedly declined the offer.


Posted by on July 11, 2011 in Faux News


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6 responses to “Murdoch Papers Hacking Scandal Spreads to US – 9/11 Victims

  1. CNu

    July 11, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Dis fool gettin busted schmoking the Elliot Carver pipe….,


    • btx3

      July 11, 2011 at 4:39 PM

      I’m hoping it brings it all down. I believe Murdoch has been the most destructive influence in the Media since Randolph Hearst’s Yellow Journalism precipitated the last Spanish-American War in Cuba.


  2. T-shirts101

    July 13, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    Today’s news reports investigations have been launched by US Congessmen into bribery allegations. I think this just may bring Fox down altogether. Sounds big; this may be the tip of the iceberg.


    • btx3

      July 14, 2011 at 8:32 AM

      A lot depends on whether the illegal practices of the Newspapers jumped over into Faux. While there appears to be a smoking gun at the executive level, with at least some of Murdoch’s executives having knowledge of the hacking and bribery – it’s not clear the broadcast side participated.


      • t-shirts101

        July 14, 2011 at 10:18 AM

        Wishful thinking on my part.


  3. United Races

    July 15, 2011 at 3:54 AM

    UNITED RACES and The Holy Book of Racial Government

    From London to The Shires to Britain to Europe to The World.


    This is the most powerful religio-political movement for more than 3500 years, possibly.




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