Even Their Lawyers Are Attacking Them
In its simplest terms, the phone hacking scandal in Britain involves a newspaper owned by the News Corp. that also owns Fox News in the
hacking into cell phones to both write and possibly influence the news. The News Corp. has always maintained that this was the work of just one person, and that no one at the paper knew about this or sanctioned it. U. S.
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The “Mr. Coulson” mentioned is Andy Coulson, who was terminated by the paper in question, and then amazingly given a position as spokesman for the Conservative party, ultimately joining the Conservatives in government as Press Secretary.
And in a related development, the New Corp. lawyers turned against their former client.
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Are Lawyers Supposed to do That?
Rupert Murdoch's own lawyers launched an extraordinary attack on him and his son yesterday by accusing News International of misleadingly using their advice to give his company a clean bill of health on phone hacking.
How bad is a company when its own law firm accuses them of impropriety?
While the NOTW is a sister company to Fox News, there is no connection between Fox News and the NOTW, other than a credibility issue. Does anyone who is familiar with Fox News doubt that a sister publication would illegally hack cell phones and then cover up the practice? And does anyone believe that these latest revelations will see a retraction in the editorial section of the Wall Street Journal (owned by the News Corp) from their position of stoutly defending their former executive and their parent corporation? Really, anyone?