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Anyone paying attention to this phone-hacking scandal? Murdoch's empire has been crumbling lately!

- News of The World newspaper shuts down

- former editors of NOTW being arrested

- Rebekah Brooks resigns As CEO Of News International; she was also a former NOTW editor

- Les Hinton resigns from Wall Street Journal

- Murdoch pulls his $12.6 billion bid for British Sky Broadcasting

- The FBI is investigating whether News Corp. employees also tried to access the phones of Sept. 11 victims

Hopefully, in some way, Faux News goes down!

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I have (I mentioned it in the status thing earlier today). It's repulsive, but also fascinating. I am surprised at how long this has been happening - I expected the media to move on within a week or less. I'm even more surprised that Brooks, who is known as being like a daughter to Murdoch, was pushed out. It looks like one reason may be that his daughter blames Brooks for all these problems.

I don't think Fox News will be affected. Corporate-owned FCC has said they won't be investigating.

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There's some speculation about how far into America this goes, due to the 9/11 stuff. The man who publishes the Wall Street Journal has resigned so it may have more effect here.

Guiliani, always a good character reference (ask Kerik) is out and about.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/07/15/new.york.giuliani.hacking/

I can't help feeling sorry for the hundreds of people who lost their jobs to protect Rebecca Brooks. For nothing.

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What is critical is here finding out what Murdoch knew and how much control he had over all of this. If that was going on over in UK, what's to say that celebrities and politicians here have not been hacked? There are big questions and there need to be answers to them fast.

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This whole thing is disgusting.

I always thought it was such a tragedy that Murdoch was able to get his hands on the Wall Street Journal, since that newspaper was previously the gold-standard when it came to conservative media publications.

If Fox News goes down (which is very unlikely), I wonder if the Fox Broadcast Network will go down as well.

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Wow, Brooks was arrested today.

Fox News' lack of coverage on this scandal:

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LOL at some of the Fox News people not wanting to talk about what's happening.

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LOL at some of the Fox News people not wanting to talk about what's happening.

This is no surprise, unfortunately. In the early-1990's, I seem to recall that NBC News was criticized for lack of reporting on a GE scandal (although I forget what that GE scandal was about). With the Dan Rather "Memogate" scandal of 2004, I'm pretty sure that CBS News spent very little time reporting on it (aside from doing damage control).

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OMG :o

Phone-hacking whistleblower found dead!

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Damn!! This just gets more crazy!

"Police said Hoare's death at his home in England was not considered to be suspicious, according to Britain's Press Association news agency."

Not considered to be suspicious, my ass!

Rupert's testimony is Tuesday - that should be interesting.

NewsCorp is taking a major hit in the market: News Corp. Market Value Down More Than $8 Billion Amid Phone Hacking Scandal

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