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  •  Peter King is calling (1+ / 0-)
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    for an FBI investigation:

    Peter King Seeks FBI Investigation Of News Corporation 9/11 Hack Report - 7/13/11

    WASHINGTON -- The powerful Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is demanding that the FBI investigate Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over reports his defunct News of the World tried to hack 9/11 victims' phones.

    Now Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) is demanding that FBI Director Robert Mueller open a probe, becoming the most prominent Republican to demand an investigation into the corporate parent of the conservative-leaning Fox News.

    King wrote to Mueller Wednesday, ripping the actions of Murdoch's minions.

    "It is revolting to imagine that members of the media would seek to compromise the integrity of a public official for financial gain in the pursuit of yellow journalism," King wrote. "The 9/11 families have suffered egregiously, but unfortunately they remain vulnerable against such unjustifiable parasitic strains."

    "I make this request not only as the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, but as a Member of Congress who represents a district that lost more than 150 constituents in those terrorist attacks," he wrote. "It is my duty to discern every fact behind these allegations."

    May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Sat Jul 16, 2011 at 04:49:02 PM PDT

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    •  he'll backtrack if it implicates FOX (1+ / 0-)
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      so I think he's blowing smoke and knows the FBI is already looking into it.

      America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

      by cacamp on Sat Jul 16, 2011 at 06:51:59 PM PDT

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      •  He's in a tight spot as he does (0+ / 0-)

        represent so many victims.  It is a political move right now but I'm not so sure he'd back off if Fox got pulled into it at some time in the future.  No politician would align themself with Fox if Ailes were implicated in hacking 9/11 victims.

        It was Senator Rockefeller who took the lead.

        Senator Urges Murdoch Investigation - 7/12/11

        The chairman of a powerful Senate committee said Tuesday he fears the phone-hacking scandal engulfing Britain may have crossed the Atlantic into the United States and urged federal law-enforcement agencies to launch an investigation.

        Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.), whose Commerce Committee oversees telecommunications and media issues that affect Rupert Murdoch’s empire, left open the possibility that his panel would also investigate, but he wants federal agencies such as the FBI to take the lead.

        May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

        by msmacgyver on Sat Jul 16, 2011 at 07:07:45 PM PDT

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