Friday, Oct 28th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media Murdoch's New York Post Publisher Also Has A Hacking Problem

Murdoch's New York Post Publisher Also Has A Hacking Problem

E-mail Print PDF

NY PostOne week ago, Rupert Murdoch's longtime aide, Les Hinton, was forced to resign as publisher of the Wall Street Journal because of the central role he'd been playing for years in News Corp.'s unraveling phone-hacking scandal. Hinton's resignation, unthinkable just four weeks ago, signaled the severity of News Corp.'s woes in America.

Now another Murdoch publisher, Paul Carlucci, who oversees the New York Post, may be facing renewed questions from prosecutors about his business past and what role he played in a News Corp. computer hacking scandal that unfolded right here in the U.S.

The allegations were part of a larger anti-competitive practices scandal that has already cost Murdoch's company hundreds of millions of dollars in legal setbacks and settlements, and a scandal that highlights what appears to be a culture of corruption inside News Corp.'s American operations. It's a culture that flies in the face of Murdoch's  insistence that the hacking at his British tabloid represented an isolated incident.

The background: A New Jersey start-up company, Floorgraphics (FGI), was created to sell large advertising decals placed on the floors of grocery stores. In 1999, FGI's founders, Richard and George Rebh, met with Carlucci who at the time was CEO of News America Marketing, an in-store advertising division of News Corp. (In 2005, Carlucci added the title of Post publisher to his resume.) At the lunch, after the Rebhs rebuffed Carlucci's offer to buy the company, he allegedly threatened to destroy FGI.

Years later company executives discovered FGI's secure website had been broken into nearly a dozen times and confidential information had been obtained. They alleged Murdoch's company was spreading lies about FGI and using its proprietary information to steal away clients.


Most Recent Related Stories...

FCC Passes Sweeping Internet Privacy Rules in 'Big Win for Civil Rights'

FCC passes privacy policyThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday passed sweeping new privacy rules designed to keep broadband...

Comcast fined $2.3 million by FCC for “negative option billing” practices

ComcastThe FCC announced a $2.3 million fine against Comcast on Tuesday after confirming that the company...

New York Times refuses Trump lawyers' demand to retract story about two of his accusers

NY TimesThe New York Times Thursday refused a request from lawyers for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump...

Photojournalist Jeroen Oerlemans Killed by ISIS Sniper

photo-journalist killed in LibyaJeroen Oerlemans, a Dutch photojournalist, was killed Sunday when he took fire from an ISIS sniper...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!