US Lawmakers Call for News Corp. Investigation

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A protester wearing a Rupert Murdoch mask demonstrates with David Cameron and Nick Clegg puppets outside the apartment of the News Corp CEO on July 13, 2011 in London, England. A protester wearing a Rupert Murdoch mask demonstrates with David Cameron and Nick Clegg puppets outside the apartment of the News Corp CEO on July 13, 2011 in London, England. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images/Getty)

The fallout from the News of the World hacking scandal seems far from contained this morning, as U.S. lawmakers call for an investigation into whether any American laws were broken during the alleged hacking practices at News Corporation's British newspaper subsidiary News International. Democratic Senators Barbara Boxer, Jay Rockefeller, and Frank Lautenberg, called for the FBI to investigate the day after News Corporation announced it was pulling out its $12 billion bid to take full control of British Sky Broadcasting, a British pay-for-TV outlet.

John Fisher Burns, London bureau chief for our partner, The New York Times, explains the implications of Murdoch’s latest move and whether it will be enough to contain the growing scandal.

Guests:

John Burns

Produced by:

Jen Poyant

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