Two wrongs don't make a right
posted Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 @ 1:03 pm
A billionaire media mogul who has a long track record of supporting conservative politicians and the policies they advocate, Rupert Murdoch most likely did not feel at ease Tuesday when he appeared before a British parliamentary committee to answer questions about his company's activities in a phone hacking scandal that has swept across the United Kingdom.
The scandal also haunts Murdoch in America where his far-flung media conglomerate, News Corp., owns Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, a conservative-leaning newspaper that's also the largest newspaper in the United States circulation-wise.
Murdoch may have felt out of his element Tuesday answering questions about his integrity before a parliamentary committee, but he deserved to be there. Though he's a wealthy man and owns, operates and controls many media outlets in Europe and beyond, Murdoch is not above the law.