“Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead." —Benjamin Franklin”—
There is no such thing as a secret. That’s the best attitude to have. Obviously a lot of people get away with hiding a lot of things but it’s very risky.
“Bribery, illegal wiretapping, interference in a murder investigation, political blackmail, and rampant disregard for both the truth and basic decency. The behavior of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. in Britain has shocked even his closest allies and cynical British journalists. The Murdoch empire is falling apart—criminal behavior and disregard for basic ethics having permeated its highest ranks. News Corp. executives' claims of a full and thorough investigation and that there were only a few bad apples have been exposed as feeble and false. The pseudo-investigations conducted by Scotland Yard are likewise proving to be corrupt and unreliable. Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron's government is running for cover, but it cannot escape the untoward relationship that it had with Murdoch.”—
Well, if you put it that way, let’s go.
Spitzer argues that New Corp is liable under the the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Established in 1977, the Act holds that US companies can be prosecuted for bribery and corrupt practices in foreign countries.
Before we continue, note that News Corp headquarters are in the United States and that the company is listed in US markets.
The rampant violations of British law alleged—payments to cops to influence ongoing investigations and the hacking of phones—are sufficient predicates for the Justice Department to investigate. Indeed, the facts as they are emerging are a case study for why the FCPA was enacted. We do not want companies whose headquarters are here—as News Corp.’s is—or that are listed on our financial exchanges—as News Corp. is—polluting the waters of international commerce with illegal behavior.
QED: What Spitzer is really saying, “Prosecute the bastards.”
“Suddenly, the issues of equity, fairness, justice, income distribution, and accountability for the economic cataclysm–issues all but ignored for a generation—are front and center.”—Eliot Spitzer on the impact of the OccupyWallStreet protests
MEDIA: Keith Olbermann Out at Current TV
Brian Stelter of the New York Times is reporting that Keith Olbermann is being released from his contract and will no longer appear on Current.
Olbermann will be replaced by a new show anchored by Elliot Spitzer, entitled “Viewpoint with Elliot Spitzer”.
In a letter to viewers Friday Current’s founders Al Gore and Joel Hyatt wrote: “Current was also founded on the values of respect, openness, collegiality, and loyalty to our viewers. Unfortunately these values are no longer reflected in our relationship with Keith Olbermann and we have ended it.”
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I really don’t care what is going on in a politician’s personal life.
The only thing I honestly care about is how they work as POLITICIANS.
The positions they are looking to fill are POLITICAL positions. If they can successfully perform their political work and do it WELL, despite whatever is going on in their personal life, then I am really not so concerned with their personal life… whatever.