Murdoch media power condemned

Rupert and James Murdoch exhibited “wilful blindness” over phone hacking at News International, according to a report by the Commons select committee for culture, media and sport.

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Murdoch media power condemned


Rupert and James Murdoch exhibited “wilful blindness” over phone hacking at News International, according to a report by the Commons select committee for culture, media and sport. The report concludes that Rupert Murdoch “is not a fit person” to head the media conglomerate, and suggests that the Murdochs, as well as former NI chief executive officer Rebekah Brooks, should take ultimate responsibility for the phone hacking scandal for not ensuring that efficient internal investigations were carried out.




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