After The Takeaway: John Hockenberry Questions the Implications of the News Corp. Scandal

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 05:12 PM

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)

After today’s show, The Takeaway’s co-host John Hockenberry reacts to the larger implications of the News Corp. phone hacking scandal. In this video, Hockenberry speaks to the question of government control of the press, and what Rupert Murdoch’s legacy may mean for the future of American journalism. He acknowledges that watching the “Shakespearian” fall of Murdoch and his empire has been entertaining, but urges us not to overlook the severity of the larger situation, suggesting that this story might prove to be bad news for reporters around the globe. 

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