British police arrest five at Murdoch's Sun newspaper

Comments (11)
shep5558 wrote:

Let’s get this straight,so it won’t be spun. The issue doesn’t call into question the veracity or accuracy of Murdock’s news opganization. The issue is with the method of collecting the news with payoffs.

Feb 11, 2012 11:36am EST  --  Report as abuse
neahkahnie wrote:

“I’m as shocked as anyone else that this happened,” says the editor. Translation–”I’m shocked that they got caught.”

Feb 11, 2012 1:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
neahkahnie wrote:

I guess some people don’t care how the news is carried, as long as it’s accurate. That means that if a newspaper pays n individual who works for the CIA to give secret information, including the names of overseas agents, that’s ok as long as the names are accurate. Wow! Now that ethic and attitude IS shocking and dangerous.

Feb 11, 2012 1:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ConstFundie wrote:

Nice Foxnews spin shep5558. The issue is of a corrupt business (actually the people running it) breaking law for personal gain ($$$$), market share, monopoly, and political power. This absolutely calls into question veracity and accuracy. If stealing, bribing, invading victim’s personal privacy, and possibly bribing or extorting public officials for success of a business, or an agenda, is ok, then why not white lies, a bit of embellishment, or fabrication, and misplacing facts, when it suits?

Feb 11, 2012 3:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TheUSofA wrote:

It’s always amusing to see the Faux News apologists try to defend Murdoch’s empire. Don’t worry, Faux News is safe. It’s safe because Faux News viewers are knowingly complicit. Things like reason, rationale and context have little significance. Plenty loud though, plenty loud.
Journalism in America is a disaster in general and that includes so called liberal papers but Faux News can’t even be used in the same sentence as journalism. Ethics and standards in journalism don’t mean anything in Rupert Murdoch’s world.

Feb 11, 2012 6:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
IntoTheTardis wrote:

I wish the American public, or that part of it that gets its news from Fox, had the mental acuity to connect the dots and understood that the rot in the UK extends to the U.S. How could it be otherwise? Yes, we have freedom of the press, but do we also have freedom of propaganda and race baiting yellow journalism?

Feb 11, 2012 11:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
spall78 wrote:

It’s always fun to watch Murdoch get knocked around, but if I were a British citizen I would be more concerned with all the police who were complicit with the bribes. Heads had better be rolling on both sides of the scandal or the people are getting taken for a ride on this one.

Feb 12, 2012 12:45am EST  --  Report as abuse

DYO!

Another British newspaper phone-hacking scandal. Again, owned by Australian-born media mogul billionaire Rupert Murdoch. He happens to own the most watched news network in the U.S.

But I’m sure Mr. Murdoch wouldn’t do that to U.S media because he is a U.S. citizen now.

Ohhh the POTENTIALLY wicked irony: all this concern about a foreigner in the White House. In the meantime, their own American foxhole is owned by an Australian birth-certified billionaire.

I can see it know.

“I’m going to need to see his long form birth certificate. No way he’s Australian.”
A few months later, “His long form is fake too, the liberal media is hiding the obvious fact that he is born in America.”

DYO! (Damn You Obama) – again this is your fault.

Feb 12, 2012 1:09am EST  --  Report as abuse

@Shep5558 – Genius post. Don’t spin, while at the same time spinning. Amazingly, in less than 10 words.

Feb 12, 2012 1:16am EST  --  Report as abuse
borisjimbo wrote:

Yeah neahkahnie, about as ethical as outing a highly-trained CIA covert operative.

Feb 12, 2012 3:03am EST  --  Report as abuse
Free-Speech wrote:

At it again Mr Murdoch…

You’d think after the 10th corruption scandel he might be arrested himself!??

You’ve got to love insulation from liability! I wonder who’s going to take the fall for him next time??

Feb 12, 2012 3:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.