Questions for News Corp over rival's collapse. Why is this potentially explosive? The Guardian reports:
Part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation empire employed computer hacking to undermine the business of its chief TV rival in Britain, according to evidence due to be broadcast by BBC1's Panorama programme on Monday.
The allegations stem from apparently incriminating emails the programme-makers have obtained, and on-screen descriptions for the first time from two of the people said to be involved, a German hacker and the operator of a pirate website secretly controlled by a Murdoch company.
If true, at the minimum News Corp loses its tv license (the UK has "fit and proper" test for broadcasters). If true, what do you think News Corp's former rivals will do? Yes, they will sue them out the ass. As if News Corp needs more more legal fees. And I'm no expert in UK law, but destroying your rivals by aiding and abetting--at the minimum--counterfeiting by pirates? That has to have criminal implications.
News Corp rose to prominence by threatening politicians and thrwoing support behind those who were willing to rub their nipples and fellate themselves for Rupert Murdoch's enjoyment. Some people refused and Murdoch's assets made their lives miserable. A lot of people hate that filthy old man. I honestly believe that News Corp could finally go down. And when it does, who will be there to overpay Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity? These fuckers may finally get the future they deserve.