NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 18, 2011
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(London: Stephanie Gosk) The latest developments in the scandal reviewed; details given about the resignations of police chief Sir Paul Stephenson and deputy John Yates due to accusations that Scotland Yard mishandled the investigation into the “News of the World” phone hacking case and that officers took bribes from reporters, the arrest of editor Rebekah Brooks, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s links to Brooks and other Murdoch editors including Andy Coulson, and the death of reporter Sean Hoare. [YATES – says his conscience is clear.] [Political strategist Alastair CAMPBELL- describes Brooks.] [Labor Party leader Ed MILIBAND- comments on Cameron’s error of judgment.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Washington: Michael Isikoff) Growing legal and financial troubles for Rupert’s US-based News Corp. examined; graph of the drop in stock value shown; details given about the lawsuit brought by shareholders. ["New York Times" David CARR- says it may be time to ask questions about Murdoch’s operations.] [Attorney General Eric HOLDER – comments on the Justice Department’s inquiries into News Corp.] [Senator Richard DURBIN- notes Murdoch may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.] [Media Access Project Andrew SCHWARTZMAN- says this could pose long-term threat to the company.] News Corp. statement quoted.
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