Do all Rupert Murdoch get their information this way?
July 9, 2009 6:22pm CST
One of Rupert Murdoch's (of FOX News fame) companies is in hot water in the UK, and it has open some thoughts about the ways that his companies here in the US gather information. It was annouced that News of the World tabloid paid private investigators to tape phones, obtain voicemail messages, get bank statements, and obtained "other information" from famous people, sports managers, and countries most senior politicians. This isn't the firs time this has happened at the same company, in 2007 News of the World did the same thing, and paid out millions of Pounds to settle out of court. The news was reported on the front page of the New York Times, and many other news papers. But, was buried by the Wall Street Journal (owned by guess who?). So do you think that the same practices are being done here in the United States, and does this make you second guess what you read in the Wall Street Journal?
• United States
9 Jul 09
Was the information obtained false? If it was obtained in an unlawful manner then the ones involved should be prosecuted but as long as it was accurate I am not going to hold it against the paper. Its not like they are out making up stories like the CBS News or the Boston Globe.
• United States
10 Jul 09
KLV, I do agree, we should go after companies that make up stories, and out right lie. We also need to stop networks from making up sayings like "Terrorist Bump". And, we really need to stop calling everying a "gate", there was one Watergate, we don't need to call everything we think is wrong after one of the worse times in our country.