FROM Richard Ackland
Rupert Murdoch: Finance, Politics and Journalism The British police and the US Justice Department are investigating the way Rupert Murdoch has conducted an empire that spans the world of communications media. But a majority of a committee of Britain's parliament has already acknowledged his " willful blindness " and concluded he's "not a fit person" to lead a major international company. We look at his problems and his influence on journalism worldwide.
Rupert Murdoch: Finance, Politics and Journalism Rupert Murdoch is best known in the US for Fox News and the Wall Street Journal , but his media empire spans the world of communications. Now, a committee of Britain’s parliament has accused him of not being "a fit person" to run an international company. Will hacking telephones, bribing public officials and covering up wrong-doing mean the end of an empire? We look at Murdoch’s legal, financial and political problems, as well as his impact on the news business in the English speaking world.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?