TV News LIES

Wednesday, Jul 23rd

Last update01:24:09 AM GMT

You are here News Journalism & Media Rupert Murdoch admits NoW phone-hacking culture of cover-up

Rupert Murdoch admits NoW phone-hacking culture of cover-up

E-mail Print PDF

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch has admitted to the Leveson inquiry there was a "cover-up" at News International over the phone-hacking scandal.

When asked by Jay whether News Corp had managed the legal risk of phone hacking by covering it up, Murdoch replied: "No. There was no attempt either at my level or several levels below to cover it up. We set up inquiry after inquiry, we employed legal firm after legal firm. Perhaps we relied too much on the conclusions of the police.

"Our response was far too defensive and worse, disrespectful of parliament."

Murdoch later revealed he wished he had closed the News of the World earlier and also admitted he panicked when the phone-hacking affair blew up into a major scandal in July 2011.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


MSNBC Contributor Accuses Network Of 'Biased' Coverage Toward Israel

rula JabrealMSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal took issue with the network's coverage of the conflict in the Middle...

US told about UK newspaper destruction of Snowden data

NSAThe Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's...

Committee To Protect Journalists Urges Israeli Military To Stay Away From Media Buildings

Gaza invasionIsraeli military must steer clear of areas housing journalists while launching its attack on Gaza, the...

ABC's Diane Sawyer Identifies Palestinian Family as Israeli

Diane SawyerABC's Diane Sawyer committed an egregious error Wednesday night during her introduction of an ABC World...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!