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News Corp. Wisely Adds Board Member with Ties to Phone Hacking

News Corporation, in what can only be described as a brilliant move, has added former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe to its board. What makes this such a wise choice? Uribe’s close allies were once accused of illegal wiretapping. A round of applause, please, for News Corp.

According to Bloomberg News, Uribe’s former chief of staff, Bernardo Moreno, was arrested on phone hacking charges last year and Uribe’s ex head of intelligence, Maria del Pilar Hurtado, escaped to Panama (with the help of Uribe) to avoid similar charges.

Adam Isacson, an expert on Colombia in the Washington Office on Latin America, told Bloomberg, “When people talk about the dark side of Uribe, this is one of the main scandals that sullied his reputation.”

Notice Isacson said “one of the main scandals,” as in Uribe has been involved in more unethical situations than just the wiretapping. Brovo News Corp!

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