Murdoch Named Architect of PATRIOT Act to Mop Up Eavesdropping/Phone-Hack Scandal
By Adele M. Stan, AlterNet
Posted on July 6, 2011, Printed on July 7, 2011
A scandal involving phone-hacking by a right-wing newspaper tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation is threatening the administration of British Prime Minister David Cameron. Now the scandal is boomeranging back to New York, engulfing the top executive at the largest-circulation newspaper in the United States, the Wall Street Journal.
To clean up some of the mess, Murdoch has called upon the talents of former Bush administration Assistant Attorney General Viet Dinh, whose views on privacy are enshrined in the U.S.A. PATRIOT Act, and Joel Klein, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s union-bashing former schools chief, known for his phony claims of test-score gains.