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Eric Boehlert Weighs In On The Media Coverage Of The Murdoch Hacking Scandal

Keith Olbermann took the night off on Current TV with his fellow former MSNBC contributor David Shuster filling in for him, which makes me wonder if Shuster might be one of the next people to be announced as one of Current TV's new lineup as they
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Keith Olbermann took the night off on Current TV with his fellow former MSNBC contributor David Shuster filling in for him, which makes me wonder if Shuster might be one of the next people to be announced as one of Current TV's new lineup as they bring in new shows.

Speculation aside, Shuster talked to Media Matters' Eric Boehlert about the scandal with News of the World and how that has been covered at their American "news" channel, Fox News here in the U.S., and as Boehlert and Shuster noted here it's either been all but ignored or their coverage has tried to deflect it as part of some problem that has nothing to do with the media company's legal problems.

You can read more at Media Matters and how this story has been covered by our corporate media here -- REPORT: How CNN, MSNBC, And Fox Are Covering News Corp. Hacking Scandal*:

News Corp.'s long-simmering phone-hacking scandal has reignited, throwing its global media empire into turmoil. As allegations of hacking into private citizens' voicemail increase, media and tabloid practices have been called into question. With a large and influential presence in the United States, News Corp. and its subsidiaries (including Fox News) should be under intense scrutiny in the American press. A Media Matters analysis has found great disparity in the amount of coverage given to the scandal by CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News.

Analysis: CNN Covered News Corp.'s Hacking Scandal In More Than 100 Segments

CNN And MSNBC Report On News Corp. Scandal More Than Twice As Often As Fox News. According to a Media Matters analysis**, in the nine days since the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal reignited, CNN reported on the developing story in 108 segments, MSNBC covered the story in 71 segments, and Fox News covered the story in 30 segments.

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