Saturday, July 16, 2011

Murdoch retreats

They say that Rupert Murdoch has the soul of tabloid newspapers, can smell blood miles away. And yesterday proved that it is: Murdoch smelled blood, his own and began to retreat. The great global information magnate appears to have reached the conclusion that the crisis is beginning to reach a dangerous tipping point and it's time to save the ship.

Therefore delivered first thing in the morning yesterday the head of Rebekah Brooks, CEO of News International (the branch of British media group), which wants a daughter and very few shows as their qualities. And so today British newspapers today published a letter of apology from Murdoch entitled "Sorry." The text says: "We apologize for the serious mistakes.

We apologize for the harm suffered by those affected. Regret not having acted faster. I recognize that only an apology is not enough." Murdoch also showed yesterday humbled by the family of Milly Dowler.

And his son James today announced that it will begin publishing a series of full-page ads of News Corporation asking for forgiveness for mistakes. If that was not enough, the tremendous day for the group magnate ended with the resignation of Les Hinton, executive director of Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

The FBI announced the opening of an investigation to determine whether Murdoch's journalists in the U.S. had used the same techniques of puncture illegal in the UK market. If in the UK the final trigger of the crisis has been the revelation that almost nine years ago was spied a missing child in the U.S.

Since the crisis began, less than two weeks ago, News Corporation has decided to close the News of the World and has renounced the acquisition of 100% of the shares BSkyB, the satellite television platform from which already owns 39%.

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