Congressman calls for Hill investigation of Murdoch hacking charges
July 14th, 2011
10:49 AM ET
3 years ago

Congressman calls for Hill investigation of Murdoch hacking charges

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Pressure mounted for a federal investigation into Rupert Murdoch's media empire Thursday as a key member of a House oversight committee called for Congress to look into allegations that one of Murdoch's U.S.-based companies possibly broke anti-bribery and other laws.

Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, told CNN that "Congress has important oversight responsibilities" in responding to the charges and "getting to the bottom of this evolving scandal."

Rupert's News Corp. - the parent company of Fox News - may have engaged in "political espionage or personal espionage," Braley said.

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  1. Marie MD

    What took so long? I think they will find a LOT of fishy thingies at faux news for starters. Al Capone went own on tax evasion. This one will go down for being pond sum of the worst kind!!! :)
    Payback IS a witch!!!!!

    July 14, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  2. ConservaFASCISTS/Domestic Terrorists/Taliban/Al Queda/TRAITORS

    I will like to hedge a bet that this goes all the way up to Murdoch.

    July 14, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  3. Bill from GA

    Let's see how quickly the repugs can halt this nonsense. We can't have any interference with the great Propaganda Network in these trying times. How will the masses know what to think?? How will they know what evil our President is up to today.

    Even the other networks will be at a loss, as they all try to follow or imitate fox, envious of its profit and market share.

    July 14, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  4. Sebastian Kent

    America is a "People First" not a "Corporation First" country. It's time to start acting like it.

    The American Dream is about having equal access to liberty and freedom regardless of your "personal" traits [religion, gender, race]. The American Dream is not about becoming wealthy. The freedom to excercise your ambition - which may lead to wealth - is an example of the American Dream

    We have allowed certain individuals, associations, special interest, and parties to suggest that business is the holy grail of life and that, as such, we should cut them all sorts of slack on paying taxes and acting responsibly. It is time for this to stop. For all those "conservatives" [be they Democrats or Republicans] that claim to know America's history and "love it", I say, if you don't agree with what I've said above, then you really are not keepers of the spirit of our great country.

    310 Million Citizens = 310 Million Votes

    X Million Corporates = ZERO VOTES

    July 14, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  5. Peter s

    Murdoch makes the corrupt Somalian government look like saints. Time to go for this corrupt empire!

    July 14, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  6. bill

    Maybe we can investigate George Soros as well.

    July 14, 2011 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  7. Tired of the nonsense

    Has no one else noticed the irony in this?

    Rupert Murdoch essentially wiretapped without a warrant. That is illegal.

    Yet when the Bush administration committed this illegal activity, there were people out there who actually praised him for violating the Constitution in such a blatant manner.

    Sure, one's the government and the other is a would-be entertainment robber baron who spews tabloid news like it was true journalism, but the same act was committed.

    July 14, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  8. Al-NY,NY

    I'd love to see this sacntimoneous hot-air baloon get busted

    July 14, 2011 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  9. Bessy

    It's about time they are catching up with this scumbag. Of course they will find something. The first thing they should do is check up on Fox News. That is, unless Rush Limbaugh puts a stop to it all. He is worse than ever with the things he says and nobody checks up on him.

    July 14, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  10. B

    This intermingling of Media and Government that has gone on in Britain and probably here in the US, will erode peoples trust to the extent of destroying the country. They do not even trust the Police over there now!

    Power and money – with no limits destroy civilizations.

    July 14, 2011 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  11. Mindie from India

    Investigation brought on by a Dem – No rethug would have ever done that. Are we not surprised how they protect the rich AND corporate

    July 14, 2011 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  12. vic , nashville ,tn

    Political party shouldn’t take contribution form news organization

    What is going on England is ugly so we have to do full investigation before its spread here

    July 14, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  13. Mindie from India

    @....bill
    Maybe we can investigate George Soros as well.

    If George Soros has some illegal acitivity I'm sure he will be investigated. As of now, he's not. But just because 'your guy' was found to be a crook doesn't mean Soros is a crook. Eat a rock.

    July 14, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |