After allegations surfaced that reporters working for The News of The World attempted to hack the phones of 9/11 victims, Attorney General Eric Holder said in Australia Friday that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Reuters reports:
"There have been members of Congress in the United States who have asked us to investigate those same allegations and we are progressing in that regard using the appropriate Federal law enforcement agencies," Holder told reporters.
The "members of Congress" he's referring to have come from both sides of the aisle. Attempting to hack 9/11 victims is too offensive to be ignored, no matter what party you're from.
Well, unless you work for News Corp., in which case you continue to do your sworn duty to mislead, obfuscate, and generally bullshit your way through things according to whatever talking points have come down the big pipe. The ever-vapid Fox and Friends took up that challenge:
Fox News finally addressed their parent company’s hacking scandal head on this morning, with Fox and Friends launching a comically sycophantic and pathetically inaccurate defense of News Corp. Host Steve Doocy and guest Robert Dilenschneider, a media consultant, agreed News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch has done “all the right things” and argued that the scandal is way overblown. “For some reason, the public, the media, keep going over this, again, and again, and again” the guest said. “It’s too much,” he added, “We should move on.”
Fox's Friends, indeed.