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FCC Asked To Yank Fox Licenses After Hacking Scandal

Law360, New York (May 2, 2012, 3:39 PM EDT) -- A government watchdog group asked the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday to cancel News Corp.'s Fox broadcast licenses because of "significant character deficiencies," pointing to a recent finding by British lawmakers that top-level executives willfully ignored widespread phone hacking by employees.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington called on the FCC to revoke News Corp.'s 27 Fox broadcast licenses because under U.S. law, broadcast frequencies can be used only by people of good character who will serve the public interest and speak with candor, the...
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