When your parent company is the largest media corporation in the world and in the middle of one of the hugest corporate scandals in history, then blaming the media probably isn’t a good idea, but that’s exactly what happened on Fox yesterday.
Bob Dilenschneider of the Dilenschneider Group was on Fox and Friends, trying to defend News Corp and shift blame to the media in general. Here’s what he had to say:
Why are so many people piling on at this point? We know it’s a hacking scandal. Shouldn’t we get beyond it and really deal with the issue of hacking? Citicorp has been hacked into. Bank of America has been hacked into. American Express has been hacked into. Insurance companies have been hacked into. . . . So we have to figure out a way to deal with this hacking problem. That’s what we have to do.
The problem with Dilenschneider’s statement is that he fails to realize that in this case, News Corp isn’t the victim, but rather the perpetrated. Want to “deal with this hacking problem”? Well one good start is by arresting the very people he’s defending, since they are the ones contributing to the problem now.
It sounds like Fox is having a real hard time finding defenders, so they went out and hired the window licker from the short bus to make a statement that makes News Corp look even worse. When it’s getting to that point, the future of News Corp looks really bleak.