Murdoch hacking scandal spreads to Sky News

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dysthanasiac wrote:

Absurd. It’s not for journalists to decide what’s right and what’s wrong.

Apr 05, 2012 9:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SchWI wrote:

So the argument is “We stole peoples private information with societies best interest in mind”. We have a few institutions at in the states that do that already, CIA, FBI, Police and etc…. The difference is however they need a warrant or probable cause at the least. I hope they come with better defense for the trial

Apr 05, 2012 10:11am EDT  --  Report as abuse
davext wrote:

This is just evidence that they have not learned their lesson. There is NO justification for a new agency to hack into an email account because that’s there intended purpose is for NEWS, revenue/profits. They’re not law enforcement. John Ryley should be fired and put in jail just for releasing that statement.

Apr 05, 2012 10:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Yes we hacked, but it was for your own good. Oh and we stole some credit card numbers when we were in there too, but hey….. rich people gotta eat too.

Good times. Fair and balanced.

Apr 05, 2012 12:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
LogicThink wrote:

“but insisted it had acted in the public interest” That’s what every politician has said in the past 100 years as they steal, assassinate, and take away out rights.

Apr 05, 2012 12:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

We Hack! You Decide!

Apr 05, 2012 12:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SanPa wrote:

You don’t have that with National Public Radio. And both News Corp and NPR pay no taxes, instead relying on money from taxpayers … News Corp received over a billion last year alone while NPR was around $50 million.

Apr 05, 2012 1:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Journalists should not be deciding what is right and wrong. That’s for the courts to decide. But if you look at much of the media today you soon find that people are being tried by the media rather than by our court systems.

Apr 05, 2012 1:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
neahkahnie wrote:

“At the beginning of an action I might not be able to determine whether that action is morally right or wrong, but when the morally right goal is successfully achieved, then the steps which led to it must be morally right too.”

“I shall do a minor evil to achieve a greater good.” or
“My aim for greater good makes all the evils I have done right.” From “The Prince,” by N. Machiavelli.

In other words, the ends justifies the means. Now we can understand ALL of Rupert Murdoch’s philosophy.

Apr 05, 2012 3:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
neahkahnie wrote:

When you are commenting, remember this is Murdoch’s empire. Don’t tar every media outlet with his actions. Just look at what he owns–WSJ, Fox News, NY Post, etc.

Apr 05, 2012 3:07pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

That picture of Rupert Murdoch is awesome. “I looked into his eyes and I saw no soul. Didn’t see any eyes either. Just puffy skin and some nose hairs that had made trip north.”

Good times.

Apr 05, 2012 4:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RickCain wrote:

The UK is so obscenely corrupt, from the police to the government to the Rupert Murdoch controlled media there. I’m astonished that the Obama Administration hasn’t pressed charges. Murdoch is an American, and if you commit phone hacking overseas it is a considered a Federal crime here in the States and can be prosecuted.
Apparently Murdoch’s billions will keep him out of prison.

Apr 05, 2012 5:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KyuuAL wrote:

Down the Fascist network in FAUX News

Apr 05, 2012 5:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ConstFundie wrote:

See, Big corporations can both police themselves and adjudicate themselves. It was all in the name of public interest, case closed.

Apr 05, 2012 5:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

I think these allegations are completely false. Do you honestly believe that a large company would stay in business very long if it was out there screwing its own customer base, breaking the law and stacking one lie on top of another?

Actually, that’s EXACTLY how they stay in business. Never mind.

Apr 05, 2012 6:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
DellBella wrote:

“We stand by these actions as editorially justified and in the public interest,” the head of Sky News, John Ryley, said in a statement.
That statement scares the life out of me. So, hacking someone’s email is justified because they are accused of a crime? Well, I guess someone is working hard to hack their personal emails now. Turn about is fair play, right?

Apr 05, 2012 9:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
borisjimbo wrote:

If this is what they admit to, do you suppose they’ve actually done much more? This is one monopoly that should be attacked and dismembered with the Sherman and Clayton Acts.

Apr 05, 2012 11:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
thebruce wrote:

when is any of this ever going to touch rupert???

Apr 05, 2012 12:33am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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