Rupert Murdoch’s uber-Progressive son, James, is in some hot water, and accordingly Rupert may lose his bid to take over British Sky News. Sky’s shares are falling on the news, in fear of Murdoch not being able to complete the deal. Mainstream media is estatic and reporting this story with glee. It’s a tangled web of companies, satellites and online and print media. I won’t try to untangle it, but the bottom line is, Murdoch’s News Corp owns News International which owns News of the World, which once upon a time hacked into the royal telephones. That was 2007. Today there are more than 4,000 additional claims (with more expected) of phone hacking, many targeting military families and families of London’s 7/7 subway bombings. Whoever is responsible for using the phone hacks and targeting these specific families and victims, is clearly supporting Islam, as only Islam is killing Military, and only Islam is responsible for the 7/7 bombings. BREAKING 11:05 am CDT: From Fox News: James Murdoch has just announced that News of the World will shutdown after this Sunday’s edition (7/10) and all proceeds will go to “good causes.”
Today there are charges that News of the World hacked into the phone of a British family, or perhaps a cell phone, just days after their little 13-year-old girl, Millie Dowler, went missing in 2002. Her remains were found six months later. That hacking reportedly impeded the police investigation into her whereabouts.
…back in the headlines with revelations that reporters not only listened to the teenager’s voicemail, but deleted voicemail messages — leading her parents to believe she was still alive and potentially obstructing the police investigation into her disappearance.
News of the World actually published a story referring to the family’s voicemail. The families of two murdered girls, known as the Soham murder cases, have also been told they were targeted.
THEN, vital information about the families of war dead, and victims of London’s 7/7 bombings have been found in the files of a News of the World investigator.
The point not to ever forget is this: enemies of Islam’s war on the free world (people like you and me) have been targeted by Liberal James Murdoch and no doubt others, by making the lives of those suffering from the War on Terror, even worse.
Last night it emerged that among the 7/7 victims who may have had their phones hacked was Paul Dadge, who appeared in one of the most memorable images of the London bombings as he helped Davinia Turrell with a bandaged face at Edgware Road Tube station.
Mr Dadge said he thought his phone may have been hacked because Mrs Turrell would not speak to journalists. “The girl in the photo, Davinia Turrell, because she wasn’t talking to the press, they tried to get at her through me,” he said.
He is one of six relations and victims of the attacks who allegedly had their phones hacked. Graham Foulkes, whose son David was killed in the Edgware Road bomb and Sean Cassidy, whose 22-year-old son Ciaran was killed in the King’s Cross blast, have also been contacted by Scotland Yard. Yesterday other victims said to have been hacked by the newspaper were named by MPs in Parliament.
This story is much deeper and much uglier than just that represented above. Scotland Yard detectives who worked on the original royal phone hacking investigation have been targeted. Phones of some involved with the case of little Madeleine McCann, missing since May 2007, are targeted. British military soldiers’ charities are demanding to know if their organizations appear in the 9200-page report.
News International documents indicating Scotland Yard officers took money from the News of the World have been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the force said.
The Times reported today that five journalists and newspaper executives suspected of involvement in the scandal are expected to be arrested within days…
Former Scotland Yard deputy assistant commissioner Brian Paddick told BBC Breakfast today he understood that News International was handing over details about several corrupt police officers who had been paid in exchange for tip-offs about stories.
He said some officers had received up to £30,000 for giving information to journalists.
Rebekah Brooks is the Chief Executive of News International, and Murdoch’s son, James is the chairman. News International owns News of the World. The British Parliment is calling for the removal of both Brooks and James Murdoch. Murdoch is generally considered the successor of Rupert Murdoch, 80, at News Corp, and in March 2011 was promoted to News Corp’s deputy chief operating officer, chairman and CEO of international operations. The above scandal was already roiling at the time of the promotion. The position is a new one, and puts James Murdoch at the third highest ranking position.
While James Murdoch is based in London and is now being given control of News Corp’s business in Europe and Asia, he is scheduled to take control of U.S. operations when Peter Chernin, the president of News Corporation who is based in New York, steps down. Chernin is himself a prominent Democrat.
Murdoch’s decision to hand the European and Asian operations of his company to his son James has been widely interpreted as a sign that James will soon inherit control of the entire company. That means that James’ liberal philosophy on environmental and other matters could become the party line not only of News Corporation but the Fox News Channel. Fox News already has come under conservative criticism for airing a Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. special that claimed human activity was causing global warming.
The New York Times has described James Murdoch as “steadfastly liberal” and notes that he “has supported Bill Clinton and Al Gore whose daughter he befriended at Harvard.” James Murdoch, who dropped out of Harvard, runs BSkyB, a part of News Corporation which is airing Current TV, a television project sponsored by Gore, and the foreign?financed Al-Jazeera and Al-Jazeera English television channels. Source: AIM
NBC and Media Matters are hoping this scandal will also bring down Les Hinton, CEO of the Dow Jones Company, publisher of the Wall Street Journal.