New Report Blasts Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

British lawmakers who investigated phone hacking at the British newspaper News of the World have issued a damning report which concludes that Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to run a major international company. Speaking at a news conference last hour British committee member Tom Watson said both Rupert Murdoch and his son James, the former head of News Corp's UK operations, should take full responsibility.

Joining us is John Burns, London bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, and Paul McMullan, Former Features Editor at News of the World.

Guests:

John Burns and Paul McMullan

Comments [2]

D.L.Mc

The NY Times reporters are at the top of the list of reporters that wine & dine with Democrats regularly. Should we criminalize that.

May. 01 2012 04:10 PM
Charles

I can't possibly be the only listener who was struck by the fact that every guest that The Takeaway had on the program to talk about Murdoch and News Corp. was either (a) a reporter from a competitor (the New York Times); (b) a lawyer suing News Corp., or (c) a Labour MP, whose party has made a sworn enemy out of Murdoch and News Corp.

Add to that, the staff of WNYC, including Celeste Headlee, who seem incapable of doing anything other than attacking Murdoch.

I'd add; John Hockenberry's inner-reporter seemed to be taking over, as he tried to flesh out the significant party of today's story which was that the condemnation of Murdoch was a partisan vote. Hard to do, when the program's producers have not given voice to the other side of the story in any way.

May. 01 2012 10:30 AM

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