A British parliamentary select committee has issued a stinging rebuke to Rupert Murdoch personally and to his media empire.
The committee concluded that the culture of the company’s newspapers “permeated from the top” and “speaks volumes about the lack of effective corporate governance at News Corporation and News International”.
That prompted the MPs’ report to say: “We conclude, therefore, that Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of major international company.”
I would love to see investigations into Murdoch’s US media interests too because the deep-rooted corruption on display in the UK shows that this is how Rupert Murdoch does business and it is highly improbable that he would not encourage the use of the same tactics to gather information and coerce and bribe politicians and the police here as well.
The Daily Show has more.
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