The Cozy Compliance of the News Corp. Board
Posted: 5/8/2012 | By: David Carr | The New York Times
If you sat on the board of a company that was raked over the coals by a
British parliamentary committee in a 121-page document, accused of a
pattern of corporate misconduct that included widespread phone hacking
and an ensuing cover-up by senior officials, you might want to pause for
a moment and consider all the implications.
But there was little reflection last week by the board of News Corporation
, which met quickly the day after the committee’s report and announced “its full confidence in Rupert Murdoch
fitness and support for his continuing to lead News Corporation into
the future as its chairman and C.E.O.” before the ink was even dry on
the report. (While the board expressed unanimous support for Mr.
Murdoch, it’s worth noting there were no such words for his son James