Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Quote of the Day, Jr.

"It is revolting to imagine that members of the media would seek to compromise the integrity of a public official for financial gain in the pursuit of yellow journalism."

-- Republican Rep. Peter King, calling on the FBI to investigate whether employees of News Corp hacked into the voicemail accounts of 9/11 victims

And so begins the process of the rats deserting the sinking ship. Man, can you imagine what it takes for somebody like Peter King to turn his back on the man who owns Fox News?

Murdoch is so fucked.


Chugga said...

Is News Corp really in that much trouble overall? I admit I haven't really been keeping up because I've had a blinding headache for about a week now.

vera lynn said...

it really couldn't have happened to a nicer corporation or man. it could have happened a few years ago, but watching the chaos that will ensue over the next year should be fun.

Heather said...

Chugga: Yep, they are. Their international subsidiary had several people break major laws and it seems they are tracing that back to the upper echelons while trying to figure out who sanctioned it, who knew, and why. There is also concern that it was more widespread than just one paper, and there may be evidence that it also went down in the US. If that's the case, the Murdochs are facing massive trouble here as well as in the UK.