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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hopefully Fox News Follows Suit!

I happened to be up early Wednesday morning and I caught Matt Lauer talking to some guy who's name I can't remember and how he was saying that he thought that the premise of Rupert Murdoch not knowing what his executives and journalists were up to was sort of an inside joke at News Of the World and the hearings. Of course I cannot find any video of the interview or anything of any relevance except for the shaving cream incident, which I am sure Murdoch had set-up to interrupt the hearing himself. The guy Lauer was talking to about the Murdoch hearings with Parliament even hinted at that himself. The whole thing kind of reminded me of Junior Soprano in court playing the "I can't remember card". I was waiting for him to start acting like Frank Pentangeli from the Godfather 2 when he was called in to testify against Michael Corleone and saw his brother from Sicily sitting there, "I never knew no godfather. I got my own family, senator ". The same man that once said this:

I try to keep in touch with the details... I also look at the product daily. That doesn't mean you interfere, but it's important occasionally to show the ability to be involved. It shows you understand what's happening.
Rupert Murdoch

Piers Morgan in his book stated that he used to consult with Murdoch weekly when he was editor of News of the World. Now we are supposed to believe the same guy that "kept in touch with the details" and "looked at the product daily" all of a sudden didn't know what was going on with how his tabloid was getting all of these sensational stories. Where our Star and National Enquirer tabloids just make shit up and embellishes little bits of truth, News of the World hacks peoples phones.

Monday Jon Stewart was feeling a little down about the state of affairs here in America, so John Oliver decided to cheer him up by comparing Americas troubles with the News of the World's Phone hacking scandal...

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Now just like in the Abu Gharib scandal a few years ago the guys who were in charge and the rich guy in this instance are putting all of the weight on the "foot soldiers" and underlings who are just following orders from higher up. What a bunch of crudball bastards! However, I guess I cannot be too hard on the Scotland Yard Commander and the police over there "Across the Pond" when we got cops on Planet Baltimore selling dope...From CBS Baltimore.com:


BALTIMORE (WJZ) — He’s supposed to keep drugs off the streets, but a city police officer has been accused of selling heroin in uniform and in the parking lot of a police station.

Weijia Jiang explains how investigators unraveled the drug ring.

It was the Baltimore police department that asked the FBI to investigate. Now one of their own could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of felony drug and gun charges.

Baltimore police officer Daniel Redd, 41, is accused of being one of the masterminds in a conspiracy to distribute heroin across the city with drugs shipped in from Africa.

“He’s supposed to be helping us, protecting us from the ones on the street doing it,” said Jackie Chukwu, Northwest Baltimore.

Redd and four others are named in a seven count grand jury indictment. It says Redd made drug deals while on duty at the Northwest District, where he’s assigned to patrol. Federal agents arrested him there on Tuesday morning.

“We hope that sends a powerful message that if you carry guns and deal drugs, whether you’re a street corner junkie or a police officer, you’re going to face a lengthy stay in federal prison,” said Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney.

In one of the most brazen accounts mentioned in the indictment, prosecutors say Redd walked right out of the Northwest police station wearing his full police uniform to another part of the parking lot where he handed off an undisclosed amount of heroin. MORE!

I can remember a time not long ago when CEO's and guy's in charge of other guy's who did dumb shit and got caught would own up to scandals and take the blame because it "happened on their watch". Not anymore even if they were once quoted saying:

The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.

Rupert Murdoch

I guess Murdoch was talking about the CFO or accountant guy that actually signs the bribery checks. I guess I shouldn't feel too bad about the underlings that quit, got arrested and fired in this scandal cause someone should have had the slightest bit of integrity and said, "hey this is wrong and needs to stop!" but I guess that is not an option when your livelihood is on the line. Also it seems like they have been doing this for so long, I guess they thought they could get away with it forever.

"Just Because It Has Always Been Done That Way Doesn't Make It Right!"


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