http://www.rttnews.com/Content/MarketSensitiveNews.aspx?Id=1664160&SM=1 (RTTNews) - U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller on Tuesday called for a probe to find out whether the alleged hacking by News Corporation media companies in Britain had extended into the United States also. He stressed that American authorities should confirm whether journalists working for the media conglomerate had violated any U.S. laws by targeting American citizens, including victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. Rockefeller did not provide any evidence suggesting that News Corp. journalists had engaged in hacking activities in the United States. He, however, urged authorities to look into any possible wrongdoing by the media giant, whose American assets include Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post and Harper Collins publishers. "I encourage the appropriate agencies to investigate to ensure that Americans have not had their privacy violated," Rockefeller said. "The reported hacking by News Corporation newspapers against a range of individuals - including children - is offensive and a serious breach of journalistic ethics. This raises serious questions about whether the company has broken US law," he added. His remarks came days after News Corp., owned by 80-year-old media mogul Rupert Murdoch, shut down its British tabloid News of the World (NoW) after its last weekend edition on July 10. The closure followed allegations about its involvement in a phone hacking scandal that triggered an outrage in Britain. I think they believe this is the way to silence FoxNews.