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Friday, January 27, 2012

News Corporation, FOX 5 Have Habit Of Hiring Sleazebags And Criminals

The Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post never misses an opportunity to use the misdeeds and/or crimes of a handful of teachers to smear all 75,000 New York City teachers.

Currently they are running a series called CUOMO'S CHALLENGE in which they write about a few teachers who have either engaged in inappropriate behavior or have committed crimes and use those stories to insinuate that there are thousands of others in New York City schools just like this but the city cannot fire them because the teachers union acts as protector.

It's jive, of course - the overwhelming majority of New York City school teachers do not engage in criminality, do not act inappropriately with students, do not steal. and should not be under suspicion by the New York Post or anybody else.

But reality never stopped any Rupert Murdoch-owned media outlet from using the stories of one or two people to push through a political agenda - which is EXACTLY what they are doing with this CUOMO'S CHALLENGE series.

But as I have pointed out already in previous posts, if any organization or institution seems to have an inordinate share of criminals and sleazebags, it is actually the Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corporation.

Twenty News Corporation employees have already been arrested in the phone hacking scandal in Britain on crimes ranging from phone hacking, computer hacking, conspiracy to cover up a crime, destroying evidence of a crime, bribing police and lying to police.

This list of the arrested includes the former chief editor of the now-closed News of the World tabloid and aide to Prime Minister David Cameron, Andy Coulson, and the former chief executive of News International, the British wing of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire, Rebekah Brooks.

Former publisher of the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal, Les Hinton, and Murdoch's son, James, are also being scrutinized by investigators in the case and may be arrested in the near future.

In addition, News Corporation has recently settled with some of the victims of its wide-ranging phone hacking, in the process acknowledging “that senior employees and directors” of the company “knew about the wrongdoing and sought to conceal it by deliberately deceiving investigators and destroying evidence.”

So here is the News Corporation-owned New York Post tarring ALL New York City teachers with the crimes or misdeeds of a few when a huge percentage of its executives and directors have engaged in criminal activities.

That takes chutzpah, doesn't it?

But it gets better.

Let's not forget that Murdoch also owns FOX 5 here in New York, a station that currently is dealing with the allegations that one of its on-air personalities and anchors, Greg Kelly, raped a woman.

According to NY1, the woman claims Kelly got her drunk, attacked her sexually, and impregnated her. The woman says she later had an abortion.

Kelly, son of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, denies attacking her but does not deny having sex with her. He says it was "consensual."

Police sources have told the newspapers that the woman is a credible source.

Kelly has taken a voluntary leave from FOX 5 to deal with this scandal.

He is not the first FOX 5 personality to be embroiled in scandal.

Don't forget that former FOX 5 reporter Charles Leaf was arrested on child molestation charges in 2010 after he sexually attacked a four-year old girl in New Jersey.

Leaf's sister, Susan Gaudet, told the New York Daily News that Leaf had previously molested family members (including a three year old) back in the 1980's over the course of six years and told the newspaper:

"I'd like to see them put him away for the rest of his life," fumed Gaudet, one of Leaf's three sisters, from Jacksonville, N.C. "I am so full of rage. If I had the opportunity to spit in his face and hurt him, I would do it."

Gaudet told the News that Leaf admitted to his family that he had molested his female relatives but was never prosecuted for those crimes.

So here FOX 5 hired a man who had admitted molesting family members in the past, who once again was molesting the children of neighbors, to work as a reporter.

Can you imagine if such a person had been working as a teacher? What would the New York Post have published about that? How would they have tarred ALL teachers for the crimes of one, how would they have used that story to push for stronger evaluations of teachers?

Because if one of these guys, these dirty rotten criminals, got hired, then more must have!

And yet, when it is their own News Corporation employees, when it is FOX 5 employees who are accused of behavior and crimes that are BEYOND THE PALE, we hear nothing from the Post reporting how this shows a pattern of criminality in News Corporation, how if 22 News Corporation employees have been arrested over the last two years on various crimes, then maybe ALL News Corporation employees need to be scrutinized.

Any other rapists or child molesters at FOX 5, Rupert?


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