Rupert Murdoch, News Corps C.E.O., has become front page news all over the world after his newspaper News of The World has been implicated in a phone hacking scandal that gets deeper with each passing day.
What’s even more interesting is that Fox News and the New York Post, both owned by Murdoch, hasn’t been covering the world’s number one story like they do other big stories. There hasn’t been one cover of the New York Post that even mentions the Murdoch scandal.
Fox News has taken a different tact when it comes to covering their boss’ current legal situation, by sticking to the talking point that the left wing outlets of the world are out to get Murdoch and continue to pile on even after the 80-year-old billionaire apologized for the hacking scandal. Is that so, should we forget that under Murdoch’s watch, News International has been hacking the phones of 9/11 victims and their families?
We get the sense that if this was the New York Times or MSNBC under the same scrutiny, Fox News coverage would be a little different.
Either way, the New York Post and Fox News continue to turn a blind eye to their C.E.O.’s problems. So while their heads were in the sand, they missed a few headlines that would have been right up their alley.
It’s only fitting Murdoch channels his Australian homie Crocodile Dundee.
The Most Powerful Man In Hacking:
Fox News’ slogan used to be “The Most Powerful Name in News.”
The Good Son:
James Murdoch, Rupert’s son, answered the majority of the questions when he faced Members of Parliament. That makes him the good son.
Murdoch Humbled? Mumbles, Stumbles & Sleeps:
As Murdoch was being questioned he dozed off for awhile and took a little nap.
Rupert Plays The Godfather Game:
As Murdoch was being grilled by parliament it reminded us of the scene in “The Godfather” when Frank Pantangeli had to testify against Michael Coreleone. Murdoch didn’t know nothing about nothing “I don’t know no Godfather your honor.” Take a look.
Murdoch’s Super Woman To The Rescue:
No doubt you’ve seen the punching power of Wendi Murdoch.
It’s not Murder Inc. anymore, it’s Murdoch.
Five More Phones Hacked:
We won’t be surprised if more people come forward with phone hacking claims against Murdoch and News International.
The Big Red Machine:
Rebekah Brooks has resigned, been thrown in jail and now is the most recognizable red head in the world.