Thursday, July 7, 2011

Joel Klein and Viet Dinh to head News Corp. scandal response team

Joel Klein, the former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education under Mayor Bloomberg, has been chosen by Rupert Murdoch to head a team tasked with responding to the growing News Corp. voice mail hacking scandal. Klein was hired by News Corp. to head their educational publications division after stepping down as schools chancellor in 2010. (Read here.) Co-directing the special response team will be Viet Dinh, who served as Assistant Attorney General under George W. Bush and was chief author of the Patriot Act. (Read here.) Dinh currently works as a professor of constitutional law at Georgetown University Law Center, and serves on the Board of Directors of News Corp.

Does the fact that Murdoch has chosen two American attorneys to lead News Corp's response team indicate that he expects the scandal to spread to his U.S. media outlets?

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