Unstrange Bedfellows: News Corp and Chamber

Abby Zimet

Plot Gets Thicker Dept: Murdoch's News Corp. is facing charges under a U.S. foreign bribery law. Activist groups have raised concerns about News Corp.’s connections to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has undertaken a pricey lobbying campaign to weaken that law. Now News Corp. has hired the law firm of former Bush A.G. Michael Mukasey, who happens to be leading the Chamber's fight against the law. Hmmm.

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