The far left is urging the embattled gun-walking Holder Justice Department to investigate News Corp., the parent company of FOX News. The leftists are hoping they can find a way to silence FOX News once and for all.
Three U.S. senators are urging the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate whether News Corp. violated U.S. law as a scandal over phone hacking unfolds in Britain.
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Democratic Senators Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, Barbara Boxer of California, and Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey made their requests in letters today to Attorney General Eric Holder and SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro.
The lawmakers asked the agencies to investigate whether New York-based News Corp. violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in light of allegations that employees of the company’s now- defunct News of the World tabloid in London bribed police in the U.K.
“The reported allegations against News Corporation are very serious, indicate a pattern of illegal activity, and involve thousands of potential victims,” Boxer and Rockefeller said in their joint statement. “It is important to ensure that no United States laws were broken and no United States citizens were victimized.”
This is not the first time that Senator Rockefeller went after FOX News. Last year Rockefeller expressed his desire to see the Federal Communications Commission shut down Fox News and MSNBC. (a queen-pawn swap)
Hat Tip Crane Durham