University of Pittsburgh

David Harris on Misuse of Media Power in the UK Phone Hacking Scandal

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July 20, 2011

Professor David Harris told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the scandal currently enveloping Rupert Murdoch and his News Corporation media properties in the U.K. stems from the willingness of one entity or person with considerable media holdings to stop at nothing to make money.  According to Professor Harris, "when one company or person has that much control and is willing to use it in any way necessary to sell newspapers, to sell television coverage, it has the potential to taint those involved," from reporters to police to the entire political system.



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