Rupert Murdoch should be ashamed of himself
Thanks to the phone hacking scandal involving corrupt Rupert Murdoch's News International/News Corp, the British regulatory agency the Press Complaints Commission is closing its doors. Press reports indicate, phone hacking victims publicly slammed the agency for doing nothing to regulate lawbreaking News International/News Corp, who has engaged in wiretapping, phone hacking, computer hacking, stalking and harassment.
[Article background: this is another in the series of phone hacking articles the Judiciary Report has published, regarding a scandal I broke first in October 2005, via a police complaint I filed with the Metropolitan Police in London, England. 30 people have been arrested by the Metropolitan Police since the time I filed the complaint. However, the Murdochs and other key conspirators remain free and the FBI has not arrested anyone, though the crimes began and continue in News Corp's New York headquarters].
Britain's press regulator, slammed by victims of tabloid phone hacking, to be shut down
Posted: 03/8/2012 6:21 PM - LONDON - Britain's press regulator, much criticized amid a scandal over tabloid phone hacking, confirmed Thursday that it is to be abolished and replaced with a new body. The Press Complaints Commission said it had appointed a "director of transition" to conduct the shutdown as quickly as possible and overseee the creation of a new body, "including transferring staff, assets and liabilities."
The industry-funded body has been called weak and ineffective by victims of tabloid intrusion, who have increasingly turned to the courts instead for redress. It can demand a newspaper publish an apology, but has no power to issue fines. "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling was one of several celebrities to criticize the regulator in testimony to Britain's judge-led media ethics inquiry, calling it "toothless ... a wrist-slapping exercise at best."...