Multiple Murdoch news entities allegedly broke law – it’s fair to ask whether Fox News was involved as well

We now know that it wasn’t just News of the World, but three of Rupert Murdoch’s “news” organizations that allegedly broke the law in order to gather information on the British Prime Minister, the Queen, 9/11 victims, and more. Since this problem was not just isolated to one paper, but rather to the Murdoch empire, it’s fair to ask whether other properties in the Murdoch media empire also were in any way involved with this alleged behavior. Did anyone at Fox News, for instance, know about this? Did anyone at Fox ever engage in similar behavior?

In other words, what did Fox News know and when did they know it?

An investigation by the Guardian has found that:

• Scotland Yard has discovered references to both Brown and his wife, Sarah, in paperwork seized from Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator who specialised in phone hacking for the News of the World;

• Abbey National bank found evidence suggesting that a “blagger” acting for the Sunday Times on six occasions posed as Brown and gained details from his account;

• London lawyers, Allen & Overy, were tricked into handing over details from his file by a conman working for the Sunday Times;

• Details from his infant son’s medical records were obtained by the Sun, who published a story about the child’s serious illness.


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