Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Uncle Rupert


“Rupert Murdoch is ‘not a fit person’ to exercise stewardship of a major international company, a [British Parliament] committee of MPs has concluded, in a report highly critical of the mogul and his son James’s role in the News of the World phone-hacking affair.

“The Commons culture, media and sport select committee also concluded that James Murdoch showed ‘wilful ignorance’ . . . .”

“Rupert Murdoch . . . ‘did not take steps to become fully informed about phone hacking’ and ‘turned a blind eye and exhibited wilful blindness to what was going on in his companies and publications.’ The committee concluded that the culture of the company’s newspapers ‘permeated from the top’ and ‘speaks volumes about the lack of effective corporate governance at News Corporation and News International.’”

—Dan Sabbagh and Josh Halliday, reporters, 
The Guardian, May 1, 2012
See HuffPost link
About NewsCorp, NYTimes, May 1, 2012 

• Editorial Comment: So is that good news or bad news about who’s driving Fox News?
• NEWS CORP OWNS . . . (partial list
Dow Jones
Fox TV & News (19 cable stations and 25 local TV affiliates)
International Satellite TV: BSkyB (39%), FOXTEL (25%), Sky Deutschland, SKY Italia, Sky Network Television Limited (44%), TATA Sky (20%)
Fox 2000 Pictures and 16 film companies, including Fox Music, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Studios Australia, Fox Studios LA, Fox Television Studios . . . 
The New York Post
The Wall Street Journal
SmartSource (Coupons)
National Geographic
24 U.S. newspapers
15 Australian & British newspapers
20th Century Fox 
HarperCollins Publishing
and more....  

• Yesterday’s WORD: Errat . . . um Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs about correcting errors on TV News from NYTimes media critic David Carr? Click here.

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1 comment:

  1. Are we to truly believe he didn't know what his businesses were up to, or was he merely taking the CEO's version of the "fifth" - which is to claim perfect and complete ignorance and amnesia on everything?

    By the way, add to the list of Fox assets National Geographic (a portion anyway). Sheesh, as if the critters and people and places of interest don't have enough problems already.