The American media has spent the last couple of weeks entranced by the phone hacking scandal involving News Corp’s News of the World, which took a bizarre turn today as one of the case’s key witnesses was found dead and Rupert Murdoch was allegedly assaulted. All the while, liberals are rejoicing at what they claim is the impending doom of Fox News.
The man believed to have been responsible for exposing the News of the World scandal was reportedly found dead in his London apartment, as Glenn, Pat, and Stu discussed on radio.
GLENN: Did you hear about the guy from News of the World, the guy who was the whistleblower on the News Corp thing? Find out--I love this story.
PAT: He woke up dead.
GLENN: He woke up dead
GLENN: And they're saying that it's not suspicious. Okay. I'm not saying foul play was involved, but it is suspicious that he's dead. He might have died of a heart attack, natural causes, nobody did anything to him, but it is suspicious that he's dead.
PAT: Do we know what killed him?
GLENN: No, not yet.
To add insult to injury, all sorts of News Corp employees are handing in their letters of resignation – even those who are not being charged!
“I mean, every time you see a new person mentioned as they're being protected, they resign, like, two days later,” Pat said.
“I know. Wall Street Journal, the guy from the Wall Street Journal who is-- and I haven't heard any explanation on why he has resigned,” Glenn responded.
“No. I haven't heard the reason of any of them,” Pat concluded. “Why would the head of Scotland Yard resign? It's just -- the whole thing is so bizarre. There's something going on that we don't obviously know.”
As if this isn’t fishy enough, Rupert Murdoch, C.E.O. of News Corp, was allegedly attacked today during a hearing at the British Parliament. The Blaze has reported that while Murdoch’s son was testifying an unidentified spectator interrupted the hearing, throwing what appeared to be shaving cream at Murdoch.
The Guardian has since reported that the radical group, UK Uncut, may have carried out the assault. Glenn has covered this group and its radical tendencies extensively on television, though the group took to Twitter to plead its innocence (see the Tweet here). Following the incident, the police removed the perpetrator, and the gallery was cleared so testimony could continue.
All the while, the American media continues to triumph in the idea that this international scandal somehow affects Fox News.
STU: There's no one, with the exception of crazy liberals here in America, who are trying to point fingers at Fox News. They will try that, of course.
GLENN: They will. They will use everything they can
PAT: None of this has anything to do with Fox. We're talking about British newspapers.
ABC News had a story trying to connect the News of the World scandal to Fox News. “ABC News is trying to say that this [News of the World scandal] is spreading across the pond,” Pat said.
“We were at Fox for, what, two and a half years? Absolutely nothing even close remotely close to anything like that was ever even -- I've never even heard that whisper in the hallways about anything,” Stu said.
That won’t stop the media from painting this incident as the demise of Fox News. “You could just hear the glee in her [ABC News reporter’s] voice, the hope, the hope that this could affect the licensing of FOX News itself,” Pat said.
As the bizarre layers of this story continue to come undone, one can only hope that this type of journalism did not infiltrate the American media.
“Let me tell you something. If there is something dirty or if they can smear Fox enough to try to get the government to… say we need a whole new system,” Glenn said. “That's what they'll do. They will use this and it will shut down. Let me tell you something: Subscribe to GBTV.com. Do it now.”