Phone Hacking Scandal
Rupert Murdoch's media empire, News Corp, has been beleaguered with charges of phone hacking, police bribery, and more in the UK. Murdoch also owns Fox News, which Salon.com accused of downplaying the importance of the News Corp scandal. The Atlantic compared Fox News' reporting with the Soviet-era coverage of Chernobyl. Senator Rockefeller and other Democrats called for an investigation into Fox News to see if there was any collusion between the two arms of the media companies. (So far, Congress hasn't acted.) Michael Moore has suggested that Murdoch's company hacked phones in the U.S. but provided no evidence to support those claims.