Thursday, July 21, 2011

The end of Fox News

If Rupert Murdoch's companies, including Fox News, have been as corrupt and criminal here as it looks like they've been in the U.K., then we might just see Murdoch's media empire crumble. Can you chip in $5 to help launch a campaign for full investigations starting with a new hard-hitting TV ad?

Dear MoveOn member,

Could this be the end of Rupert Murdoch and Fox News?

Allegations in the U.K. against Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, Fox's parent company, just keep coming. Hacking into the phone of a 13-year-old murder victim, bribing government officials, and now claims of hacking into the voice mail of 9/11 victims and their families.1

Now, the key is to find out how far Fox and the rest of Murdoch's news outlets went here in the U.S. If they've been as corrupt and criminal here as it looks like they've been in the U.K., then we might just see Murdoch's media empire crumble.

So we're launching a new campaign to build unavoidable public pressure for full investigations. We'll start tomorrow with a hard-hitting new ad asking whether Murdoch is "running a company or a crime syndicate." But first we need to the raise the money to get it on the air and ramp up the campaign.

Can you help hold Fox and Rupert Murdoch accountable here in the U.S.?

Yes, I can chip in $5 hold Murdoch accountable!

Rupert Murdoch has a huge amount of influence in this country. He owns some of the most influential news outlets in America including not only Fox News but The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and dozens more. 

But his influence shouldn't mean that his companies can get away with crimes. In the U.K. we've seen what a tough investigation spurred by public outrage and pressure can do to expose the truth.

We deserve the same here in the U.S. We deserve to know whether Fox News or other Murdoch outlets have violated our laws. But just like in the U.K., it won't happen unless we can generate enough public pressure to force a real investigation and real accountability.

We're ready to ramp up a campaign for accountability right away by hitting the airwaves with our new ad as soon as we can raise the money.

Click here to chip in $5 so we can start running ads and building the pressure on Fox and the rest of Rupert Murdoch's media empire:

Thanks for all you do.

–Daniel, Robin, Tim, Elena, and the rest of the team


1. "US politicians demand phone-hacking investigation after 9/11 claims," The Guardian, July 14, 2011.

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