Rupert Murdoch’s Media Empire Teetering in Criminal Shameon May 15th, 2012 at 8:35 pm
Rebekah Brooks was once one of Rupert Murdoch’s closest advisors. A key figure in the Australian billionaire’s media empire that reaches from Britain to the United States, Brooks used the Times of London and The Sun newspapers to push Murdoch’s right wing agenda. The way she did it? Wire tapping, extortion, bribery, phone hacking… allegedly.
In a spectacular fall from grace, Rebekah Brooks was charged Tuesday with three counts of trying to obstruct justice in the phone-hacking and media corruption scandal that has rocked Britain. Brooks’ husband, Charlie, and four of her former colleagues were also charged Tuesday with two counts each of “conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.” Read more at the Los Angeles Times
The flamboyant Brooks is just one figure in the Murdoch scandal and many others have been arrested. Investigations are still under way to see how many other laws Murdoch’s henchmen, and women, have broken. Whether the scandal reaches Murdoch’s American jewels, the Wall Street Journal and Fox News, has yet to be determined.