Great Britain’s Mark Lewis, the lawyer who is spearheading the investigation into the phone hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s News Of the World, is trying to bring the case across the sea to New York. He intends to file lawsuits against NewsCorp, News of the World‘s parent company. There is no doubt that the left is salivating at the prospect of threatening Murdoch’s empire; he owns the Times, the Sun, Fox News, Sky News, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post. None of them fall within the axis of liberalism that dominates the rest of the media.
Lewis, who is coming to UC Berkeley to be part of a panel discussing, “The Murdoch Effect: The News at any Price?” will apparently consult with his New York partner, Norman Siegel, the former director of the New York Civil Liberties Union about further legal action targeting Murdoch’s empire from within the United States. Until now, there hasn’t been an attempt to file legal action against Murdoch within the United States, although there has been an investigation launched by the FBI and the Justice Department. What Lewis and his cohorts are looking for is evidence that celebrities had their phones hacked while in the U.S, which would enable them to take legal action. In the past, celebrities who had their privacy invaded typically settled out of court, with multi-million dollar settlements, but now celebrities are eager to join with the left to target Murdoch.