After a committee of British lawmakers called Rupert Murdoch unfit to run his global media empire, the 81-year-old media mogul walked out of the News Corp. headquarters in New York Tuesday afternoon, making no comment to the media. (May 1)
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DATELINE: May 01, 2012 New York
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3. Wide walk Rupert Murdoch, CEO News Corp.
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After a committee of British lawmakers called Rupert Murdoch unfit to run his global media empire, he walked out of the News Corp. headquarters in New York Tuesday afternoon, making no comment to the media.
The finding of Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport committee reflects just how deeply the phone hacking scandal born of Murdoch's defunct News of the World has shaken the relationship between the press and politics.
The divisive ruling Tuesday against Murdoch, his son James and three of their executives also exposed the waning influence of the media tycoon, and could jeopardize his control of a major broadcaster.
News Corp is the parent company of New York based newspapers the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.
The committee began an inquiry amid disclosures about widespread tabloid hacking of voice mail, concerns over bribes paid to police for scoops, and politicians who may have overstepped the bounds by cozying up to key players in the Murdoch empire.