Another Bomb Explodes In News Corp’s Rattled Empire: Les Hinton – Murdoch Lackey For 50+ Years – “Steps Down”

Just when you thought that a crazy news week was going to end on a mellow note this Friday, boom went the dynamite within Rupert Murdoch’s corrupt media empire. Just a little while ago news broke about yet another blockbuster resignation from Murdoch’s rattled camp. This time it is Les Hinton, who has been Murdoch’s lieutenant for more than 50 years. More from the Guardian, which has been all over this:

Some more now on the career of Hinton, who served for 12 years as Executive Chairman of News International.

Before that, he spent 20 years working in the US, first as a correspondent for the company's newspapers in the UK and Australia and later in a series of senior management positions at its publishing and television business units.

So just how bad and big is this latest development? As Eric Boehlert from Media Matters tweeted a little while ago:

In the last month Murdoch has lost his News Corp general counsel, his @WSJ publisher and his Brit newspaper CEO

Adding this:

Does the canning of Brook and @WSJ Hinton mean that News Corp might have evidence that shocking 9/11 hacking allegation are true?

Good question all around. Reminds me of this question posed in 2008:

Has Roger Ailes been keeping tabs on your phone calls?

Fox laughed it off back then but it is not so funny any more. Guess we will have to stay tuned as the situation around Murdoch continues to unravel.


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