Comments on: News Corp and the FCPA paradox http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2012/02/28/news-corp-and-the-fcpa-paradox/ On the Case Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:42:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: andrewarnold http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2012/02/28/news-corp-and-the-fcpa-paradox/#comment-106 Mon, 02 Apr 2012 13:31:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/?p=758#comment-106 The “diverting resources” argument is a red herring. The Justice Department actually makes money by bringing FCPA actions. And the Department has been hiring lawyers left and right to handle these cases. Given the surfeit of lawyers in the United States, including a large number of unemployed, there is no danger that we will run out of “resources” any time soon. You shouldn’t weaken your overall argument, which I think is good, by making spurious claims.

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By: Bob9999 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2012/02/28/news-corp-and-the-fcpa-paradox/#comment-95 Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:24:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/?p=758#comment-95 Here’s the deal. Business who resort to bribery overseas probably also contribute heavily to U.S. political campaigns. So it’s less likely that anyone will go after them. By contrast, News Corp. (known in the United States primarily as Fox News) is an obnoxious blackmailer of politicians, particularly politicians at President Obama’s end of the political spectrum but also against more conservative politicians who refuse to tow the News Corp. party line. As with most businesses, News Corp. is basically a lie, and the one thing they tend not to produce is “news.” Instead, they produce propaganda and go on the attack against politicians who don’t pay them homage. Don’t shed tears for News Corp.

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By: WeWereWallSt http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2012/02/28/news-corp-and-the-fcpa-paradox/#comment-94 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 13:04:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/?p=758#comment-94 We agree with you, Allison, but don’t tell the Guardian, who are frothing at the mouth without a hanky nearby: www.WeWereWallStreet.com/Guardian-Murdoc h-Obsession.html.

Going after News Corp with the FCPA would, in addition to divert resources from worse behavior, have such political undertones that half the public is bound to be upset with the outcome. Nobody minds when the feds go after guys who are bribing corrupt regimes, which was what the law was aimed at. Bribing cops in London to get the skinny on wandering celebrities seems to be a stretch. Indeed it may have some appeal.

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