Murdoch tweets back against campaign for FCC probe

Last week Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay RockefellerJay RockefellerOvernight Tech: Trump nominates Dem to FCC | Facebook pulls suspected baseball gunman's pages | Uber board member resigns after sexist comment Trump nominates former FCC Dem for another term Obama to preserve torture report in presidential papers MORE (D-W.Va.) sent a letter last week to Lord Justice Brian Leveson, the House of Lords member leading the U.K. investigation, asking whether "any of the evidence you are reviewing … suggests … unethical … and sometimes illegal business practices occurred in the United States or involved U.S. citizens."

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One watchdog group, Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Government, has specifically called on FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to let the commission determine whether the scandal means Murdoch no longer meets the character standards required of broadcasters by the 1934 Communications Act.