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More Corruption Arrests at Another UK Murdoch Paper


 The woes of Rupert Murdoch's News International, the British division of News Corp, continue. More arrests occurred in the UK involving reporters at another Murdoch-owned paper, the Sun, allegedly paying off cops. To be fair, the investigators at Scotland Yard were tipped off by the company's own internal investigations.

From the Guardian:


Four current and former senior Sun journalists and one serving police officer have been arrested as part of Scotland Yard's investigation into police corruption.

...It is the first time since the phone-hacking scandal erupted that the Sun has been targeted in such a major way but sources stress the dawn raid has nothing to do with voicemail interception and solely relates to paying police for stories.

...The arrests came after information was passed to the police by News Corporation's internal investigations unit, the Management and Standards Committee. It was set up in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal that erupted last July by Rupert Murdoch and operates independently of News International.

Read the full story here.

We know the British press operates under different assumptions than our own press Stateside. Still, it looks like corrupt practices may have been fairly widespread in News Corporation's UK newsrooms, doesn't it? 


AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at January 28, 2012, 8:39am