TV News LIES

Tuesday, Oct 21st

Last update02:41:11 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media A life unravelled … whistleblower who incurred wrath of the Murdoch empire

A life unravelled … whistleblower who incurred wrath of the Murdoch empire

E-mail Print PDF

Robert Emmel, Newscorp whistleblowerThis is a cautionary tale about what can happen to someone who dares to become a corporate whistleblower. Or, more specifically, someone who incurs the wrath of News Corporation, the media empire owned by Rupert Murdoch, of which News America forms a part.

Emmel's lawyer, Philip Hilder, has had a ringside seat at the gradual unravelling of his client's life. A former federal prosecutor based in Houston, Texas, Hilder is well versed in whistleblower cases having represented Sherron Watkins, who helped uncover the Enron scandal. Hilder said: "News America has engaged in Rambo litigation tactics. They have a scorched earth policy, and it's taken a huge toll on him."

News Corp has devoted the efforts of up to 29 lawyers to pursuing Emmel personally, at a cost estimated at more than $2m. Emmel, by contrast, has relied on two lawyers, Hilder and Marc Garber in Atlanta, working for no pay since January 2009.

Attention has been focused on News Corporation's activities in the UK, where the News of the World phone-hacking scandal has led to the arrest of 10 people associated with the company. In the US, oversight of News Corp is gathering pace with the department of justice and the FBI looking into the company, while senators are considering launching committee hearings into News Corp practices.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Is The Guardian Holding Back The New York Times’ Snowden Stories?

The Guardian UKA source at the Times tells The Daily Beast the paper feels ‘shackled’ over The Guardian’s...

Iran frees wife of jailed Washington Post reporter

Wife of WP journalist freed in IranIran has released the wife of a Washington Post reporter after arresting the two journalists in...

Snapchat videos and pictures stored on a third party website posted online

snapchatVideos and pictures of as many as 200,000 teenagers posted via the Snapchat service and stored...

How Fox News Picks and Chooses Who Gets Labeled a 'Terrorist'

Eric FreinFox News is increasingly fixating on the gruesome  workplace beheading last week in Moore, Oklahoma by...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!