FBI looking into alleged News Corp (aka Murdoch) phone hacking of 9/11 victims

Wash Post has more.

What do you call it when three of your “news” entities allegedly break the law to get a story? A criminal conspiracy. And what do you call it when one of them allegedly tries to bribe a cop? A potential violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  (More on the FCPA and its relation to this case here.)

Oh, and by the way, the practice they allegedly wanted to use to hack into the phones is “pretexting,” the practice that I exposed by buying Wesley Clark’s phone records a few years back, and one that was ultimately made illegal in the US as a result of our exposé.

Man this is getting fun.

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