Author Topic: Bombshell: News Corp. says it has no record of DOJ notification of Rosen subpoena  (Read 281 times)

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Ryan Lizza  @RyanLizza 
Wow, tonight's news dramatically escalates the war between DOJ and Fox. Somebody is not telling the whole truth.

9:46 PM - 26 May 2013

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The “tonight’s news” referred to by The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza comes via the New York Times:

News Corporation said on Sunday that it had no record of being notified by the Justice Department nearly three years ago of a subpoena for the telephone records of a reporter at its Fox News cable channel [James Rosen].

The company’s chief legal counsel at the time also said that he had never seen material from the government related to the subpoena.

Lawrence A. Jacobs, who was News Corporation’s chief legal officer until he left in June 2011, said he never saw a notification about the phone records.

“I would have remembered getting a fax from the Justice Department,” Mr. Jacobs said in an interview Sunday. “These are not the kinds of things that happen every day.”

Previous media reports indicated that DOJ had notified News Corp.

Justice Department told Fox News' parent company about phone probe years ago

5:33 PM - 26 May 2013

 Justice Department told Fox News' parent company about phone probe... 

By Amar Toor @amartoo

The Fox television network this week confirmed that officials from the Justice Department notified its parent company nearly three years ago of plans to seize the telephone records of James Rosen,...

Sam E. Antar  @SamAntar 
DOJ Notified News Corp. About Phone-Record Seizure

8:12 PM - 26 May 2013

 DOJ Notified News Corp. About Phone-Record Seizure 

The Justice Department notified the parent company of Fox News more than two years ago about its seizure of phone records belonging to one of its reporters, but News Corp., didn't tell Fox about the...
Wall Street Journal @WSJ 

Something smells fishy.
Ryan Lizza  @RyanLizza 
Hard to believe that DOJ tracked Rosen's movements, pulled his email and phone records but then couldn't figure out how to get in touch.

9:51 PM - 26 May 2013

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Ryan Lizza  @RyanLizza 
I see no incentive for Fox to have hidden this info. If they knew of the subpoenas, they would have been screaming from the rooftops.

9:53 PM - 26 May 2013


@RyanLizza If the info was sent certified mail, DOJ should have a receipt, or at least a record of one.

9:54 PM - 26 May 2013

Jason Altmire        ✔  @jasonaltmire 
@RyanLizza - Right, and if Fox really did receive it, they would know that DoJ could easily prove them wrong and embarrass them.

10:00 PM - 26 May 2013

One thing is for sure. It’s going to be hard to portray Ryan Lizza as a member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy:


When the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker (@RyanLizza) is calling out the Obama WH, you know the wheels are falling off.

9:58 PM - 26 May 2013
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