Is Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in trouble?

David Mark of Politico.com asked this question: The phone-hacking scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s British media operations is threatening to cross the Atlantic, with calls by several lawmakers for investigations into whether Murdoch’s News Corp. violated U.S. laws. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) was the first to call for an investigation.

Should Murdoch be investigated? Or are American Murdoch critics using the British episode as an excuse to probe an ideological foe?

My response: The ideological leanings of those calling for an investigation of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire are beside the point. News Corp. has been involved in reprehensible conduct and should be investigated wherever that conduct took place. If the investigations lead to the dissolution of News Corp., so be it.

No one should mourn the passing of a news organization that lacks basic journalistic integrity. Without a thorough investigation, the ethical and moral character of everyone associated with Murdoch’s operations is in question.

About Radnor Reports

Ken Feltman is past-president of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American League of Lobbyists. He is retired chairman of Radnor Inc., an international political consulting and government relations firm in Washington, D.C. Feltman founded the U.S. and European Conflict Indexes in 1988. The indexes have predicted the winner of every U.S. presidential election beginning in 1988, plus the outcome of several European elections. In May of 2010, the Conflict Index was used by university students in Egypt. The Index predicted the fall of the Mubarak government within the next year.
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3 Responses to Is Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in trouble?

  1. Connie O'Harrity says:

    News corp seems to be spinning out of control. No one thought that except maybe you. You went out on the limb early. How did you know this scandal might destroy the whole company?

  2. Jeff A. says:

    Yes that’s true, I didn’t see anybody else realize how far this would go.

  3. TT says:

    Remember that the press is more partisan and intrusive of personal lives here in UK so this is more likely.

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