Skip to comments.Rupert Murdoch 'not fit' to lead major international company, MPs conclude
Posted on 05/01/2012 6:25:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz
Rupert Murdoch is "not a fit person" to exercise stewardship of a major international company, a committee of MPs has concluded, in a report highly critical of the mogul and his son James's role in the News of the World phone-hacking affair.
The Commons culture, media and sport select committee also concluded that James Murdoch showed "wilful ignorance" of the extent of phone hacking during 2009 and 2010 in a highly charged document that saw MPs split on party lines as regards the two Murdochs.
Labour MPs and the sole Liberal Democrat on the committee, Adrian Sanders, voted together in a bloc of six against the five Conservatives to insert the criticisms of Rupert Murdoch and toughen up the remarks about his son James. But the MPs were united in their criticism of other former News International employees.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
Do people think CEO’s personally run every single business hands on?
Next time a BBC scandal erupts will these MP’s resign because they are unfit??
As their name suggests they deal with cases which come under culture, media and sport. Muslim extremism and riots HAVE been studied and reported on Parliamentary committees, but this committee deals with behaviour by TV, newspapers, radio, film, the internet....
Reports/investigations into riots, soccer hooligans and islamic extremism arent their purview.
Have you bothered to follow this story?. Do you know why Murdoch is getting crucified?. Because his newspaper, The News of the World, illegally hacked phones and mobile phones, including the mobile phone of Milly Dowler, a child murder victim, whilst she was still missing, making her family and the police believe she was still alive. Not only did they hack phones for years, they illegally paid police for information. NOTW people have been jailed, and the likes of Murdoch Snr and Jnr and Rebekah Brooks are lucky if they arent.
I think you need to calm down and tone down your Anglophobia. There are British freepers like myself on here and we dont like people bashing our country anymore than you’d like me bashing yours. Perhaps if you actually came to the UK and saw how the country works and whats it is like, you would be less vitriolic.
BTW, did you watch the riots last year?. The majority of rioters were white British or black British, not Muslim. In fact three Muslim lads were murdered in Birmingham.
As to my "Anglophobia". To paraphrase Sly Stallone in his movie 'Cobra': Yeah I a problem -- but it's only a little one.
I actually do like the old British Films and Brit Film Stars from the 30's, 40's and early 50's. 'The Four Feathers' (1939) is one of my all time favorites. And Alfred Hitchcock, wow, who could top him (his '39 Steps' is 4 Stars). Or Monty Python's Flying Circus in the late 60's. And no one was better than -- Archibald Leach (didn't even have to look that up). And music, 'heck', Eric Clapton is my guitar god. And even Keith Richards with all his faults, I like him too. He's great on his Fender Telecaster. So see, it's only a 'little problem'(1).
(1) it's that whole WWII thing and that $#&*ing Monty screwing everything up due to his EGO. Then 'we' barely get a thank you afterward for saving HIS reputation by carrying his load, and for saving the UK's rear end. [Sprechen Sie Deutsches?])
Unless they hold shares in his companies, their opinion means jack squat.
‘(1) it’s that whole WWII thing and that $#&*ing Monty screwing everything up due to his EGO. Then ‘we’ barely get a thank you afterward for saving HIS reputation by carrying his load, and for saving the UK’s rear end’
You wonder WHY you get ‘no thanks’ when Americans like you come away with phrases like saving the UK’s rear end?. Not only is that bad history, its insulting to your relatives and to every British person. Do you have any idea how insulting that is?.
As to Monty, I would be happy as well to about him, as whilst I am not a huge Monty fan, the assertion that the US carried Monty is nonsense.
I’d suggest that GB’s gov’t, en banc, are unfit to run their own country.