Sens. Call for Inquiry Related to News Corp. Hacking Scandal

Sens. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) have asked the Dow Jones & Co. Special Committee to make sure that "no News Corporation senior executives at United States properties were aware of or complicit in any wrongdoing in the burgeoning hacking scandal and that no misconduct occurred in our country."

The special committee, made up of journalism professional, was formed during News Corp.'s purchase of Dow Jones in 2007 to insure "continued journalistic integrity." They say they want to be able to assure the American people that the UK scandal did not spread to this side of the pond. Dow Jones' own news wire reported that last week, the committee released a statement saying that no similar hacking had occurred at Dow Jones. Rockefeller and Boxer said they were concerned the statement appeared to suggest the case was closed. They particularly want the committee to investigate the hiring of Les Hinton, who was forced to resign as Dow Jones CEO and Wall Street Journal publisher in the wake of the hacking revelations at News International's UK tabloid, News of the World. Hinton was formerly head of News International.


Sens. Call for Inquiry Related to News Corp. Hacking Scandal