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Rupert Murdoch: It's Not My Fault

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Rupert Murdoch Blame Game

During the hearing on Tuesday, Rupert Murdoch told British lawmakers he isn't the one to point fingers at.

Murdoch insisted he was "shocked, appalled and ashamed" at the discovery of phone-hacking within News Corp.

Instead of everyone blaming him, he wants people to blame the people he trusted. He insists he is innocent of willful blindness over the dirty practices employed by his reporters.

Murdoch is looking forward to the day this controversy leaves him. He's hoping he can stop the chaos from traveling to America which is home to many of his best assets: the Fox TV network, 20th Century Fox, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post.

OMG. Has he never heard of the phrase, 'the captain goes down with the ship?' As CEO, he should at least take responsibility for not ensuring proper checks and balances.

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23 comments to “Rupert Murdoch: It's Not My Fault”

  1. 1

    I don't know how you would expect the CEO of a media empire to know the practices of a few employees out of 52000+ employees.

    It like holding MLB owners responsible for players who use steroids, if the team had 52000 players.

    I understand that Murdock is despised but as expected the media is whipping this stor up and running with it.

  2. 2

    Oh please!!!

  3. 3
  4. buck says – reply to this


    Good for Rupert…get rid of the bad seeds.

  5. 5

    I love to listen to the celebrity left get their knickers in a knot trying to explain why it is alright for them to do something unethical, but not OK for a conservative to do it!!!

  6. 6

    The buck stops at the top. Period.

  7. buck says – reply to this


    Re: judalon – exactly why 2012 can't get here soon enough!

  8. 8

    Another Coward Jew….

  9. 9

    Re: Maureen55 – Whenever Obama's cabinet members, czars, or other appointments do something "he never knows about it".

  10. 10

    Most companies push for RESULTS!

    They don't ask where their employees get them or how they get them. They DON'T WANT TO KNOW.

    The money and power go to those that get results. The higher up's adopt (as best they can) an air of 'plauible deniability' while maintaining an atmosphere of ruthlessness.

    Murdoch "didn't know" the same way the Paki's protected bin Laden for years and claimed they "didn't know".


  11. 11

    Re: judalon – Absolutely correct!!!

  12. 12

    Wait, Wait…you, who has 2 employees and no control over what they type or the accuracy of it, it telling us that a man, with 50,000+ employees globally, is supposed to know what every one of them are doing? Are you INSANE. Wait, Wait….yes, you are and an idiot and a hyprocrite too. Find another career Mario. You suck at this one.

  13. 13

    Throw Rupert's ass in jail. And those evil sons of his. They are 200% guilty.

  14. 14

    My last name is Murdock, spelled differently but it's been so weird hearing my last name mentioned at all hours of the day. Can't it be over something good??!!

  15. 15

    The buck stops at you Rupert!

  16. lck says – reply to this


    He ought to man up, if it happened on his watch it's his fault. harry truman said the buck stops here meaning if i'm in charge it's my problem..murdoch is a load of crap.

  17. lck says – reply to this


    how is this about obama?

  18. 18

    I hope this old pervert, his creepy son, and geisha-whore wife end up in prison cells Iraqi-style. People have had it.

  19. @v@ says – reply to this


    Whatever legal precedent exists in England regarding who is responsible for corporate oversight and misdeeds done down the chain of command is the thing that will determine ultimate responsibility. Ignorance may or may not be a defense. If you rake in the big bucks from growing into a huge profitable conglomerate, then there are responsibilities you assume that accompany that.

  20. 20

    News Intl owns 200+ newspapers. How are they meant to know what every reporter is doing? When ofter sources are confidential? If you have to disclose sources, whistle blowers won't come foward

  21. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Tyler.Durden – Hi. You probably know that papers have protocol and standards that are spelled out to journalists, plus they have legal teams that interpret the laws regarding news acquisition. Superiors are responsible for keeping reporters in line legally, and can ask how such information was acquired without leaking the source, but sources may also be known to superiors as they're on the same side and the news group has to vett its authenticity before they put it out there.
    News acquisition is not haphazard legally. There are clear boundaries.

  22. 22

    i feel that poor woman will end up in jail and this guy walks free ..

  23. 23

    Exporting Rupert Murdoch to USA from Oz was a major coup for this country. When he relinquished his Australain citizenship and became a US citizen, champagne corks popped. He has no conscience or loyalty, except to himself and those who can maybe help promote his obscene greed. He mentioned the word 'humble' during his appearance before the British parliamentary committe. I nearly choked.