November 4, 2013 - David Folkenflik

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Corporations find religion, and author David Folkenflik discusses "Murdoch's World."

>> Stephen: TONIGHT OBAMA'SLATEST ATTACK ON RELIGIOUS

FREEDOM, YOU CAN NO LODGEPRESENCE FOR PREEXISTING

NAUGHTINESS THEN CAN WETRUST WHAT WE READ ON THE

INTERNET.

I'VE GOT ONE WEIRD TRICKTHAT WILL HELP YOU FIND OUT.

>> AND GOING BEHIND THESCENES AT FOX NEWS, I WONDER

HOW MUCH PEANUT PUT TERTAKES TO MAKE FRESH BEAR

LOOK LIKE HE'S TALKS.

>> THEY SAY HALFWAY AROUNDTHE WORLD A LIE BEFORE THE

TRUTH HAS A CHANCE TO GETITS PANTS ON.

WHY DOES THE TRUTH HAVE ITS

.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WELCOME TO THE

REPORT.

THANK YOU, GOOD TO YOU HAVEWITH US.

NATION,.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN,STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

>> THANK YOU, LADIES ANDGENTLEMEN, PLEASE, SIT DOWN.

FOLKS, NATION, THE BIG NEWSCONTINUES TO BE THE SLOW

MOTION TRAIN WRECK THAT ISTHE ROLLOUT OF THE

PRESIDENT'S SIGNATURELEGISLATION THE AFFORDABLE

CARE ACT, OR AS MOST PEOPLECARE IT BARAKOCARE.

EVERYONE IS GETTING SCREWEDBY THE WEB SITE BUT THE TRUE

VICTIM OF THIS HEALTH CAREDISASTER ARE AMERICA'S MOST

VULNERABLE, THE MEN.

WHEN IT COMES TO MEDICALCARE MEN ALWAYS GET THE

SHORT END OF THE LONG END OFTHE SCOPE.

YOU SEE, FOLKS, UP UNTIL NOWHEALTH INSURANCE IN AMERICA

HAS ALWAYS STRUCK A DELICATEBALANCE.

WOMEN PAID HIGHER PREMIUMSTHEN MEN AND IN RETURN MEN

PAID LESS.

(LAUGHTER)THE SYSTEM WORKED.

BUT NOW FOLKS, ALL THAT'SCHANGING.

OBAMACARE WILL HAVE MEN ANDWOMEN PAYING THE SAME AMOUNT

FOR HEALTH CARE BUT SINCEWOMEN LIVE LONGER, AND HAVE

BABIES SHOULDN'T THEY PAYMORE.

>> UNDER THE NEW LAW THEY'REINCLUDING ESSENTIAL HEALTH

BENEFITS.

AND THOSE ESSENTIAL HEALTHBENEFITS INCLUDE MATERNITY,

PEDIATRIC, DENTAL AND VISION,CONTRACEPTIVE SERVICES AND

FREE BIRTH-CONTROL PILLSNONE OF WHICH A YOUNG MAN

NEEDS OR WANTS.

(LAUGHTER)DID YOU CATCH THAT?

UNDER OBAMACARE MEN WILL PAYTHE SAME AMOUNT AS WOMEN AND

YET WE STILL DON'T GET TOPASS A CAN'T HOPE WITH TOE

NAILS THROUGH OUR GENITALS.

BUSINESS HOST AND MAD ALTOUSSAE CIRCUMSTANCES WAX

FIGURE JOHN STOSSEL REMINDEDUS WHY THE LADY ITS SHOULD

PAY MORE.

>> YOU OUGHT TO BE ABLE TOCHARGE PEOPLE WHO USE THE

SERVICES MORE, MORE.

>> WOMEN GO TO THE DOCTORMUCH MORE OFTEN THAN MEN.

MAYBE THEY'RE SMARTER ORMAYBE THEY'RE HYPOCHONDRIACS,

THEY LIVE LONGER, WHO KNOWS.

>> Stephen: YEAH, LADY,LADIES, COME ON.

LADIES, LADIES LOVE GOING TOTHE DOCTOR.

WHO KNOWS WHY.

MAYBE THEY'RE PRETENDINGTHEY'RE EXTRAS ON "GREY'S

ANATOMY".

I DON'T KNOW.

THEY'RE SUCKERS FOR THATSTUFF.

AT FOX NEWS CHIEF UROLOGISTDR. DAVID SUMATI GIVES US A

REAL WORLD EXAMPLE OF THELADY'S DOCTOR ADDICTION.

>> THAT'S NOT-- SHE IS SEESHER DOCTOR, WHEN WAS THE

LAST TIME YOU WENT TO SEATDOCTOR.

>> TWOIERS AGO.

>> EXACTLY.

>> AND YOU.

>> I HAVE HAD LYME DISEASEFOR THE LAST TEN DAYS.

>> SO THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS,SO YOU ARE BASICALLY PAYING

FOR IT.

>> THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS.

WOMEN GET BITTEN BY ANINSECT, THEY GET LYME

DISEASE AM A PAN GETS BITTENBY AN INSECT, HE BECOMES A

SUPERHERO.

NOT FAIR.

(LAUGHTER)(APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: NOT FAIR.

AND FOLKS IT'S NO WONDER THEBROWN HAIRED GUY WHO IS NOT

STEVE DOOCY WON'T GO TO THEDOCTOR.

HE HATES WEARING THAT CONE.

FOLKS, HE'S NOT ALONE.

THE FOX DOC EXPLAINED THEOBVIOUS REASON WHY ALL MEN,

ALWAYS GO TO THE DOCTORLESS.

>> WE ARE USING THEHEALTH-CARE SYSTEM MUCH

LESS.

YOU KNOW, ALSO, OUR BODY ARECOMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

WE ONLY HAVE THE PROSTATE.

WOMEN HAVE THE BREASTS, THEOVARY, THE UTTERUS THAT GET

CHECKED.

>> YEAH, MEN ONLY HAVE THEPROSTATE.

(LAUGHTER)MEANWHILE, WOMEN ARE LIKE

THE MINES OF MORIA DOWNTHERE YOU GOT THE TUBE, YOU

GOT THE DO-DAD, YOU GOT THECHICAGO BULL, YOU KNOW.

YOU KNOW, YOU GOT TO KIND OFSQUINT TO MAKE OUT WHAT'S

REALLY GOING ON DOWN THERE.

IT'S LIKE ONE OF THOSE MAGICEYE POSTERS.

THEY SAY THERE'S A LITTLEMAN IN A BOAT BUT I'VE NEVER

FOUND IT.

I TELL YOU WHAT, FELLAS,TELL YOU WHAT, AS LONG AS

WE'RE FOOTING THE BILL FORALL THIS LADY MAINTENANCE I

SAY WE DEMAND PAP SMEARS.

OKAY?

HEY, HEY!

IF GYNECOLOGIST, NOTGAL-NICOLO GIST.

I SAY WE FIND A PLACE TO

NATION AS A DEEPLYRELIGE-- RELIGIOUS MAN I

KNOW THE DEVIL TAKES MANYMORES BUT MOSTLY BARACK

OBAMA.

AND THERE IS YET ANOTHERSERIOUS SIDE EFFECT OF

BARACKOCARE, LOSS OFRELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

>> ONE KEY CONCERN IS THEHHS CONTRACEPTION PAN DATE

WHICH WILL REQUIRE EMPLOYERSTO MAKE SURE EMPLOYEES HAVE

ACCESS TO HEALTH INSURANCECOVERAGE THAT PROVIDES COST

FREE CONTRACEPTION.

>> OPPONENTS OF THE PAN DATESAY IT'S GOING TO MAKE

BUSINESS OWNERS VIOLATETHEIR RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS

BY FORCING THEM TO PROVIDEINSURANCE COVERAGE FOR

EMPLOYEES THAT INCLUDES ALLTYPES OF BIRTH CONTROL.

>> Stephen: YUP, MANDATEDBIRTH CONTROL.

JUST THE FIRST STEP INOBAMA'S PLAN TO-- PLAN TO

GET THE WHOLE COUNTRY HOOKEDON THE PILL.

I THINK THEY ARE SLIPPINGINTO THE DRINKING WATER

ALREADY BECAUSE I KNOW IHAVE BEEN HAVING SOME VERY

LIGHT PERIODS AM I'M NOTSAYING NOTHING, BUT PRETTY

LIGHT.

NOW SOME PEOPLE, SOME PEOPLEARE DEMANDING THEIR RIGHTS

BUT SOME LEGAL PERSONSDIDN'T HAVE-- DON'T HAVE

MOUTHS.

THEY'RE CALLED CORPORATIONS.

AND THEIR CRUSADE BRINGS USTO TONIGHT'S WORD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)IN GOD WE TRUST.

FOLKS, ONE OF THE VICTIMS OFMANDATED CONTRACEPTION IS

HOBBY LOBBY WITH.

OVER 500 RETAIL LOCATIONSTHEY ARE THE NATION'S

LARGEST CRAFT SUPPLYBUSINESS.

NOW FOLKS, THE OWNERS, THEOWNERS OF HOBBY LOBBY, THE

GREEN FAMILY, ARE DEVOUTCHRISTIANS WHO BELIEVE THAT

LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION.

AND COINCIDENTALLY THEIRBUSINESS, HOBBY LOBBY, ALSO

BELIEVES LIFE BEGINS ATCONCEPTION.

AND WHILE, WHILE HOBBY LOBBYIS HAPPY TO SELL RICK RACK

AND GLITTER GLUE ONE THINGIS NOT FOR SALE.

IT'S VALUE.

SO HOBBY LOBBY'S LAWYERSHOBBY LOBBIES THE COURT FOR

A RELIGIOUS EXCEPTION-- EXEMPTION FOR

MANDATED CONTRACEPTIONARGUING THE CORPORATION

ITSELF IS ENTITLED TO FREEEXERCISE OF RELIGION.

OF COURSE RULINGS LIKECITIZENS UNITED HAVE

ESTABLISHED THATCORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE WITH

THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TOFREEDOM OF SPEECH.

SO WHY NOT RELIGION.

AND ALREADY A FEDERALAPPEALS COURT AGREED RULING

CORPORATIONS CAN BE PERSONS,EXERCISING RELIGION.

THAT'S RIGHT.

A CORPORATION CAN HAVERELIGIOUS BELIEFS.

YOU KNOW WHAT, FOLKS-- (LAUGHTER)

FOLKS-- THAT FEELS RIGHT,DOESN'T IT?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: YES.

YES.

THAT FEELS RIGHT TOEVERYBODY.

BECAUSE CORPORATIONSSTRUGGLE WITH THE SAME

EXISTENTIAL QUESTIONS WE ALLDO.

AND AMERICA WAS FOUNDED,THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON

THE IDEALS OF RELIGIOUSLIBERTY FOR ALL PEOPLE, BE

THEY CHRISTIAN, JEWISH,BUDDHIST OR LIMITED

LIABILITY FORMED UNDERSUBCHAPTER S OF THE UNITED

STATES TAX CODE.

THEREFORE-- THEREFORE THECORPORATE PERSON KNOWN AS

HOBBY LOBBY SHOULD NOT BEFORCED TO PROVIDE

CONTRACEPTION BECAUSE IT ISACCEPTED JESUS INTO ITS

HEARTS AND HAS BEEN SAVED.

AND FOLKS-- THERE ARE SOMANY OTHER CORPORATIONS WHO

PRACTICE RELIGION.

I MEAN OFF THE TOP OF MYHEAD THERE IS QUAKER OATS,

THERE IS CHRIST-LER.

THERE IS CHURCH'S CHICKENAND VIRGIN, WHICH OF COURSE

WORSHIPS A BIZARRE GOATHEADED GOD.

SO I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE ITIS TIME WE ACKNOWLEDGED THE

DEEP FAITH HELD BY ALL OFOUR CORPORATE CITIZEN THOSE

MATTER WHAT FAITH THEY ARE.

HINDUS BELIEVE INREINCARNATION SO WHY SHOULD

A HINDU CORPORATION BEFORCED TO FOLLOW WORKPLACE

SAFETY LAWS.

IF THERE'S AN ACCIDENT, THEWORKER WILL JUST COME BACK

AS AN ANT.

AND-- (LAUGHTER)

REMEMBER, BUDDHISTS REJECTTHE MATERIAL WORLD.

WHY SHOULD A BUDDHISTCORPORATION BE FORCED TO PAY

ANYONE MONEY.

AND OUT OF RESPECT FOR THEIRDEEPLY HELD BELIEFS, WE

ALLOW NATIVE AMERICANS TOLEGALLY DROP PEYOTE,

THEREFORE WE SHOULD A LACOKE INDUSTRIES TO LEGALLY

DROP ACID IN OUR RIVERS.

NOW REMEMBER, REMEMBER,FOLKS, THE PURPOSE OF

RELIGION IS TO ANSWER THEULTIMATE QUESTION, ARE WE IN

CONTROL OR IS THERE SOMEGREATER FORCE PULLING THE

STRINGS.

AND IF THE COURTS RULE THATCORPORATIONS HAVE THE SAME

RELIGIOUS RIGHTS THAT WEHUMANS DO, I THINK WE'LL

HAVE OUR ANSWER.

AND THAT'S THE WORD.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY, THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

FOLKS, IF YOU WATCHED THIS,AND I HOPE YOU DO, YOU MUST

KNOW THAT IT WOULD NOT BEPOSSIBLE WITHOUT THE

ALL-STAR TEAM OF PATRIOTSOVER FOX NEWS.

THEY'RE LIKE THE HARLEMGLOBE TROT TERS OF PEOPLE

WITHOUT DO NOT TROT THEHARLEM.

AS ALL THINGS TO NEWSCORPORATE FOUNDER AND

WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL RAISINRUPERT MURR DOCHBLINGT THAT

IS WHY I'M PERSONALLY SOENRAGED ABOUT THE PAUDRY HIT

JOB MURDOCH WORLD WRITTEN BYJOURNALISTIC HACK DAVID

FALLENFLICK WHO IS MY GUESTTONIGHT.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING, SIR,IT'S AN HONOR.

TO YOU LISTEN TO HOW, AND IHOPE I CAN SAY THAT WORD ON

THE AIR, HAS BEEN ACCUSINGNEWS CORPORATE-- NEWS CORP.

OF PUBLIC RELATION SKULLDUGGERY.

>> THEY HAD STAFFERS FORYEARS GO ON-LINE AND REBUT

EVERY BLOG POST THAT WASNEGATIVE, EVERY ARTICLE.

>> FOX STAFFERS EXPECTED TOCOUNTER NOT JUST NEGATIVE,

EVEN NEUTRAL BLOG POSTINGSBUT THE ANTI-FOX COMMENTS

BENEATH THEM.

>> Stephen: YOU HAVE TOPOLICE THE COMMENTS SECTION,

THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANTPART OF A ON-LINE ARTICLE.

IT IS THE ONLY REASON I KNOWTHAT THE ONGOING WAR IN

SYRIA IS GAY RON PAUL 2012.

NOW FOX, FOX BUILT ITSCOMMENTING ARMY FROM THE

GROUND UP AND ALSO OUT OFTHE THIN AIR DOWN.

BECAUSE ONE FORMER STAFFERRECALLED USING 20 DIFFERENT

ALIASES TO POST PRO FOXRANTS.

ANOTHER HAD 100.

I MEAN THEY HAD TO DO THAT.

FOX NEWS'S ACTUAL AUDIENCECAN'T GO ON THE INTERNET.

THEY STILL CALL IT THAT ROCK'N' ROLL TELEGRAM.

BUT OF COURSE THAT WAS ALLBLOC POSTINGS.

THESE DAYS PEOPLE GET THEIRNEWS VIA THE TWITTER BIRD

AND FOX CAN'T POLICE THETWATEVERSE BY THEMSELVES.

SO FOLKSING I'M STEPPING IN.

ONE OF MY WRITERS ROB DUBINWHOSE NAME IS SPECIFICALLY

NOT SUPPOSED TO BE IN THISSCRIPT, DESIGNED A TWITTER

ALGORITHM TO PICK UP WHEREFOX NEWS LEFT OFF.

INTRODUCING@REALHUMANPRAISETWITTER'S PREMIER SOURCE FOR

LEGITIMATE REVIEWS FROM 100%PEOPLE.

AS ASSEMBLED BY BOTH.

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS.

EVERY TWO MEANS@REAL HUMANPRAISE TAKES A POSITIVE FILM

REVIEW FROM ROTTEN TOM TOMAND SWAPS IN THE NAMES OF

BELOVED FOX NEWS SHOWS ANDPERSONALITIES.

FOR INSTANCE, THIS ONE USEDTO BE A POSITIVE REVIEW FOR

THE HORROR CLASSIC THE OMENBUT NOW IT READS ALL

REFERENCES TO PROPHECY ANDTHE ANTI-CHRIST ASIDE

SHEPHERD MISREPORTINGACHIEVES THIS HORROR THE

OLD-FASHIONED WAY.

>> THAT'S GOOD.

>> PERSONALLY I CANNOT WAITTO GET THE BOT UP AND RUNG.

OH WAIT, WE LAUNCHED IT AWEEK AGO AND IT'S ALREADY

POSTED 5,000 TWEETS?

INCLUDING SUCH RAVES AS IFMIKE HUCKABEE DOESN'T FIND

YOU WISHING YOU HAD A GUN ONYOU, THIS IS ONE OF HIS

BETTER EFFORTS.

THE TELLE FILE EMPHASIZESTHE PURPOSE OF FAIRY TEAMS

IN OUR LIVES AND THE WAY AFANTASY CAN HELP US SEE

REALITY MORE CLEARLY.

SPECIAL REPORT WITH BRETTBAYER IS THE MOST FUN YOU'LL

HAVE WHILE WATCHING SOMEONEDESTROY THEMSELVES.

AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE,WHILE YOU'RE WATCHING IT,

HANNITY LIVES UP TO ITSTITLE.

>> TRUE-- TRUER WORDS HAVENEVER BEEN.

>> THE FOX IS POSTING WITHTHE HASHTAG PRAISE FOX AND

LIKE BILL O REILLY WILL JUSTKEEP TALKING UNTIL SOMEONE

PULLS THE PLUG.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY, MY GUEST TONIGHT

HAS WRITTEN A BOOK ABOUT THEMAN BEHIND FOX NEWS AND THE

GOOD EL FIDDLE CONTEST THATMADE IT ALL POSSIBLE.

PLEASE WELCOME.

DAVID, THANKS SO MUCH.

HUGE, HUGE FALLKENFLICK FANS,IN 2004 YOU HAVE BEEN NPR'S

MEDIA CORRESPONDENT, YOU'REMORNING EDITION, ALL THINGS

CONSIDERED.

YOU'RE ON THERE WITH YOURNPR LIBERAL BIAS TALKING

ABOUT THE MEDIA RIGHT, ALLRIGHT?

WELL, THE MEDIA BIAS HASBLED OUT TO YET ANOTHER

BOOK.

THIS ONE CALLED MURDOCH'SWORLD, THE LAST OF THE OLD

MEDIA EMPIRES.

OKAY.

I'LL BITE.

WHAT IS SO TERRIBLE ABOUTRUPERT MURDOCH?

>> HE'S A SUCCESSFULBUSINESSMAN.

>> SURE.

>> Stephen: IS THAT YOURPROBLEM WITH HIM BECAUSE

HE'S PROFIT AND YOU WORK FORA NONPROFIT?

ARE YOU JEALOUS, IS THISJEALOUSY.

>> NOT SOME OF.

THIS IS ABOUT A GUY WHO ITHINK IS IN MANY WAYS THE

MOST INFLUENTIAL MEDIAFIGURE IN THE ENGLISH SPEAK

WORLD.

>> Stephen: EXCUSE ME --.

>> NO, NO, NO.

GO AHEAD, WE'LL EDIT THATOUT.

HE IS THE GUY WHO HAS BENTPOLITICIANS TO HIS WILL,

SENT PEOPLE SPEAKING TO BEPRESIDENT, PRIME MINISTERS,

EVEN ASPIRING POPES TOTRAVEL THOUSANDS OF MILES TO

MEET WITH HIM.

>> Stephen: POPES?

HE'S GOT THE POPE ON A ROPE?

>> ONE OF THE MANY THINGSYOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT

MURDOCH HE IS HE ANDACTUALLY A PAPAL KNIGHT.

>> Stephen: THE KNIGHT OFMALTA.

>> HE WAS GIVEN A PAPALKNIGHTSHIP IN 1998 IN I

BELIEVE IN RESPONSE TO SOMEOF HIS PHILANTHROPY TOWARDS

THE ARCHDIOCESE OF LOSANGELES.

HERE IS A GUY WHO HASACTUALLY FASCINATINGLY NAKED

WOMEN ON PAGE 3 OF THELARGEST SELLING DAILY IN THE

U.K., THE SUN TABLOID ANDALSO HONORED BY THE POPE.

>> Stephen: JUST ON PAGE 3SHOWING WHAT GOD GAVE THEM.

ALL RIGHT SO, HOW MUCH DOESHE OWN, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE

PROPERTIES HE OWNS.

>> .

>> Stephen: OR WHAT DOESN'TOWN.

>> IN THIS COUNTRY THETHINGS WE KNOW BEST, "THE

NEW YORK POST", "THE WALLSTREET JOURNAL," ONE OF THE

BEST NEWSPAPERS IN THERECORD, A LITTLE FAMILIAR.

AND FOX NEWS.

IN THE U.K. HE CONTROLS OVERA THIRD THIRD OF ALL

NATIONAL NEWSPAPERSERKLATION.

IN AUSTRALIA HE CONTROLSBETWEEN 65 AND 70% OF MAJOR

DAILY NEWSPAPER CIRCULATIONSO HE IS A MAJOR FIGURE IN

THE TWO OTHER COUNTRIES ASWELL AS OUR OWN.

>> Stephen: WHY WOULD YOUWANT TO CROSS SOMEBODY THAT

POWERFUL.

BECAUSE I'M GUESSING YOU SAYSOME THINGS IN HERE THAT HE

MIGHT HAVE HIS TEAM OFINTERNET ATTACK DOGS COME

AFTER YOU FOR.

>> I WILL BE LOOKING FOR THERESPONSE OF YOUR SPAM BUT I

THINK IN SOME WAYS-- .

>> Stephen: SPAM BOTHS ARECRAVING FOX NEWSMENT I WILL

SHOW YOU SOME OF THE LATESTONES IN THE LAST COUPLE OF

MINUTES.

SEE WHAT WE GOT HERE.

ELIZABETH HASSLEBECKGROWINGLY PORTRAYS MICHELLE

MALKIN AS SOMEONE WITHABSOLUTELY NO SENSE OF HER

OWN MONSTROSITY.

>> SEE, WHAT HUMAN WOULDCOME UP WITH THAT I THINK

RATHER THAN SAYING WHY WOULDYOU WANT TO BE NEGATIVE

ABOUT THIS GUY, I THINK HE'SFASCINATING AND COMPLEX.

WHATTED REALLY LEAD ME TOHIM WAS AFTER COVERING NEWS

OUTLET FORCE MANY YEARS IN2011 A FEW SUMMERS AGO THERE

WAS A HACKING SCANDAL IN THEU.K..

>> Stephen: I HAVEN'T HEARDMUCH ABOUT THAT ON FOX NEWS.

>> NOT SOME OF.

SO IN THE U.K. ON TRIALRIGHT NOW IS THE FORMER

HAND-PICKED C.E.O. OFMURDOCH'S BRITISH NEWSPAPER

DIVISION.

AND ALSO THE FORMER EDITORIN CHIEF OF THE NEWS WORLD

TABLOID WHICH USED TO BE THELARGEST SELLING SUNDAY PAPER

IN GREAT BRITAIN AND WENT ONTO THE CHIEF PR GUY FOR THE

PRIME MINISTER, DAVIDCAMERON.

THEY ARE ON TRIAL FORBREAKING INTO THE VOICE-MAIL

MESSAGES OF PEOPLE IN THEU.K..

>> Stephen: IT'S CALLEDINVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM.

>> IT IS A DIFFERENT KIND OFINVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM.

>> Stephen: HOW DID YOU GETTHE INFORMATION ON THIS, DID

YOU HACK INTO HIS PHONE.

>> I DID SOMETHING CALLEDREPORTING.

IT INVOLVED A LOT OFINTERVIEWS, WELL OVER 100

PEOPLE.

>> Stephen: BUT NOTEVERYTHING YOU COULD HAVE

GOT.

>> IF YOU WOULD HAD HACKMOOD HIS PHONE MAIL WOW HAVE

LEARNED MORE, TRUE OR FALSE.

>> I PROBABLY WOULD HAVELEARNED MORE, TRUE.

>> Stephen: SO THEY AREBETTER JOURNALISTS THAN ARE

YOU.

>> PERHAPS SO I THINKTHAT-- I THINK A LOT OF FEEL

IN GREAT BRITAIN THINKOTHERWISE BECAUSE AMONG THE

PEOPLE THAT WERE HACKED.

>> Stephen: THEY'RE ENGLISHWHO CARES.

>> I KNOW BUT AMONG THEPEOPLE WHO WERE HACKED WERE

NOT ONLY JUST CELEBRITIES,NOT ONLY POLITICIANS, SOWN

AS UNIVERSITILY CORRUPT ANDPHILANDERING BUT PEOPLE WHO

WERE THE VICTIMS OF CRIMES,A 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO HAD

BEEN ABDUCTED AND MURDERHEAD HER PHONE HACKED AND IT

TURNED OUT THOUSANDS OFOTHERS WERE TARGETED AS

WELL.

PEOPLE WHO WERE THE VICTIMSOF TERRORIST STRIKES, JULY

2005 IN THE.

CAN.

BRITISH WAR DEAD IN IRAQAND AFGHANISTAN THERE WAS A

YOUNG GIRL WHO WAS ALSOABDUCTED AND KILLED.

GIVEN A PHONE BY REBECCABROOKS THE HEAD OF TABLOID

THERE AND THEN SHE SAID YOUCAN CALL ME ANY TIME, USE

THE CELL PHONE NOR ANYTHINGYOU NEED, THAT PHONE WAS

HACKED BY REBECCA'S OWNREPORTERS.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU SAYINGTHAT MURDOCH KNEW ABOUT

THESE THINGS.

>> THAT'S AN IMPORTANTQUESTION.

>> Stephen: IT IS, I JUSTASKED IT.

>> SO THERE IS NO SENSE THATMURDOCH FEW ABOUT THAT,

THERE IS A SENSE THAT HECONTINUALLY PUSHED THE

TABLOID TO FIND OUT GREATERAND GREATER DEGREE OF GOSSIP

AND NEWS.

PUSHED THEM RELENTLESSLY INAN AGE OF HAVING TO COMPETE

AGAINST THE INTERNET SITES.

BUT IT WAS ALSO IN A CULTUREIN WHICH HE HAD SO MUCH

POWER THROUGH HIS NEWSPAPERSAND INFLUENCE IT AN POLITICS

THAT POLITICIANS WEREUNWILLING TO CHECK ANY

BEHAVIOR THAT WERE THEPROBLEM.

IT TURNED OUT THAT ACCORDINGTO CREDIBLE ALLEGATIONS, A

LOT OF POLICE WERE ON THECASE TAKING BRIBES FROM

MURDOCH'S JOURNALISTS INSUCH A WAY THAT THEY DIDN'T

HAVE A LOT OF INCENTIVE TOFOLLOW ON JUST -- OBJECTIONS

TO WHETHER THERE WAS ILLEGALBEHAVIOR O YOU ARING CAN IT

TURNED OUT TOP OFFICIALS HADTO RESIGN IN THE WAKE OF THE

REVELATIONS OF HACKING IN2011 BECAUSE IT TURNED OUT

THEY ACCEPTED THOUSANDS OFDOLLARS IN THINGS LIKE MEALS,

THAT THE COMMISSIONERACCEPTED A SPA TREATMENT

WORTH OVER 13,000 POUNDSFROM A FRIEND OF REBECCA.

AND SO-- .

>> Stephen: WHAT WOULD YOUHAVE DONE AT A SPA FOR

13,000 POUNDS.

>> APPARENTLY A VERY NICESPA.

>> Stephen: THAT IS THEHAPPIEST ENDS I HAVE EVER

HEARD OF.

(APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: DAVID, THANK YOU

SO MUCH.

DAVID, MURDOCH'S WORLD,WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> Stephen: THAT'S IT FOR THEREPORT EVERYBODY. GOODNIGHT.