Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Reuters Ponders Why Hollywood Remains "Largely Silent" On Murdoch Hacking Scandal


In an article headlined "Hollywood gloats, silently, over News Corp scandal," Reuters contemplated why "the U.S. entertainment industry is watching from afar -- more spectator, than participant" as questions continue to emerge about the Murdoch hacking scandal and whether it extended into the U.S:

Bryce Nelson, professor of journalism at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication, attributed the reluctance to speak out in Hollywood to the power of Fox "in movies and television and in running tabloids that can get sensational material on people in the entertainment fields."

Said another industry source; "Murdoch touches everybody in some way, so nobody is standing up" to speak publicly.

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