A scathing report in Britain that Rupert Murdoch and other News Corp. executives engaged in a cover-up of "rampant law breaking" may have ramifications for the media mogul in the United States -- but only if U.S. politicians are willing to face down a powerful media figure.
The parallels between Murdoch and Nixon are striking. Unfortunately for the media mogul, the similarities are only growing more undeniable as his signature scandal approaches its one-year anniversary of detonating in Great Britain last summer.
Entangled in his newspapers disgusting practice of hacking into the private e-mails and phones of innocent victims, Rupert Murdoch appeared before Parliament yesterday and boldly took responsibility and apologized. Or did he?
It was a surreal chapter in the Leveson inquiry. In a break from barrister Robert Jay's forensic inquiry, questions were temporarily suspended and Rupert Murdoch was allowed to wax lyrical on the future of newspapers and the media.
A scandal that began with The News of the World's hacking of Prince William's voicemail, to ascertain, of all things, that he had borrowed an editing deck from a friend at a rival news organization, has spread to potentially thousands of individuals.
A business partner must be chosen with extreme care. No amount of due diligence is enough when entrusting someone with half your fortunes. Family, on the other hand, cannot be chosen. It seems odd, then, that the idea of a family business has always been so popular.
Let stations know that the poison they're pouring into our political bloodstream has to stop, and so does their obstinate refusal to keep us from knowing who's paying for it.
What's fascinating about Limbaugh's, Murdoch's and Beck's startling falls from grace is that each one represented a clear case of self-destruction. They weren't cut down by their political foes or by partisan dirty tricks. They were cut down by their own moral and ethical failings.
This is just the latest in a series of tumultuous events surrounding News Corporation -- News International's parent company, founded by James's father, Rupert Murdoch.
Vultures and their corporations are poised to supply the artificial heart of learning to a wounded public school system they fully intend to finish off. But they won't succeed because our communities are going to fight for our beloved schools.
News Corp.'s fortunes are turning, and Rupert Murdoch must now answer for all that has happened under his watch. If he or his executives broke the law, they must be held accountable in the United States.
It is time for technology companies especially to adopt radical transparency of how they operate so they can't find themselves in gotcha moments when the hysterical "discover" something they've been doing all along.
Cultivating a culture of corruption can be expensive. Just ask Rupert Murdoch. His media behemoth News Corp. has spent nearly $900 million dollars in recent years cleaning up legal messes created by the unethical behavior of his employees.
There is one thing that motivates Rupert Murdoch more than money, power or prestige. It's the thrill of a challenge.
Even in an Occupy world, most Americans don't know exactly how the 1% does what it does. The mainstream media hasn't explained it, and the 1% likes things that way.