Wednesday, May 2, 2012

British Phone Hacking Report States Rupert Murdoch Is Not Fit To Run News Corp

Rupert Murdoch and wife Wendi Murdoch

[Article background: this is another in the series of phone hacking articles the Judiciary Report has published, regarding a scandal I broke first in October 2005, via a police complaint I filed with the Metropolitan Police in London, England. 30 people have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police since the time I filed the complaint. However, the Murdochs and other key conspirators remain free and the FBI has not arrested anyone, though the crimes began and continue in News Corp's New York headquarters].

The British government slammed News International/News Corp CEO, Rupert Murdoch and his son, James Murdoch, in a report on the phone hacking scandal scandal. The Murdoch's invasive criminal conduct has victimized members of the public, whose privacy was perversely invaded for profit, to gain scoops for his newspapers and television networks.


James Murdoch

The British government's report branded Murdoch unfit to run an international company, which is true. The Murdochs continue to dodge responsibility for their crimes, which is shameful. To shift the blame to employees carrying out their orders, reveals true cowardice and criminal contempt for the law. If News Corp shareholders are smart, they'll remove him, because a string of bad scandals are coming that make the phone hacking scandal look tame by comparison.


Phone-hacking report: what is 'wilful blindness'? 

Tuesday 1 May 2012 14.18 BST - The allegation is not a specific legal term, but experts say it is one of the most damning findings in the MPs' report. Rupert Murdoch denied 'wilful blindness' in his evidence to the committee. He said: 'I have heard the phrase before, and we were not ever guilty of that.'

The charge of "wilful blindness" and "wilful ignorance" is referred to four times in the MPs' report into phone hacking and has been instantly picked up by legal experts as one of the most damning findings. The allegation – levelled at Rupert and James Murdoch as well as the directors of News International and its parent News Corporation – does not denote a specific legal wrongdoing but points strongly towards an accusation that those at the top, and additionally those responsible for scrutinising their actions, breached their fiduciary duties...