Left-wing media groups call for congressional investigation into News Corp.

A half dozen media reform and good government groups are petitioning Congress to hold hearings on the News Corp. phone hacking and bribery scandal that has rocked the media world in the United Kingdom.

Free Press, a media reform group based in D.C., sent a letter with 70,000 signatures to Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., who has asked U.K. officials whether any phone hacking or bribery took place in the U.S. or involved Americans.

The Free Press letter calls on U.S. lawmakers to hold hearings and lead a “high-profile public discussion” about media behavior.

Full Story: Advocacy Groups Call For Congressional Hearings On News Corp. Scandal