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July 20, 2011
How Will Murdoch's Mayhem Play Out In U.S.?
The extent to which average Americans care or understand about the debris now being dredged up in the Rupert Murdoch News of the World scandal remains to be seen. Up until now, the hacking drama complete with a brutal murder of a young girl, an 'unexplained' death, arrests of government aides, editors and police officials, bribery, and a humbled multi-billionaire has been fittingly relegated to the land of Shakespeare. Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep. Hotspur: Why so can I, or so can any man, But will they come when you do call for them? - Shakespeare King Henry IV Part I, Act III But petitions and calls for investigations into hacked voicemails on this side of the Atlantic have already begun. The Center for American Progress has gathered 12,000 signatures demanding to know whether News Corp reporters violated U.S. law by illegally obtaining phone records here. Democratic Senators Jay Rockefeller, and Barbara Boxer sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder...(Read Full Post)