Calls Grow For Investigation Into Murdoch's News Of The World Phone-Hacking


While our media in the United States has largely ignored this story, the press overseas has not to say the least. BBC World News not only made this the opening segment on their show that reairs locally here on PBS, but did a follow up segment with as well.

Our national media here appears to be too busy distracting the American public and ambulance chasing the Casey Anthony murder trial to bother reporting for the most part on this story.

Here's more from their web site on the story -- Calls grow for inquiry into newspaper phone-hacking:

Ex-Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott, actor Hugh Grant and dozens of other public figures are demanding an inquiry into newspaper phone-hacking.

It follows allegations that a private investigator working for the News of the World hacked into Milly Dowler's phone.

Mr Grant said people felt "viscerally sickened" by the revelations.

The House of Commons is to debate the calls for an inquiry for up to three hours on Wednesday.

News International, which owns the News of the World, has promised to investigate the claims made against it.

Hacked Off, a campaign supported by Mr Grant, Lord Prescott, Conservative former Health Secretary Lord Fowler, Labour MP Chris Bryant, Liberal Democrat MP Adrian Sanders and the Dowlers' lawyer, Mark Lewis, has started an online petition calling for a full public inquiry.

Police are already investigating allegations over phone-hacking by detectives working for the News of the World, but the group described this as too "narrowly focused". Read on...

And here is Robert Greenwald's interview with the BBC who's done lots of great work documenting Murdoch and his media empire here in the U.S. in their Fox Attacks series.



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