Hacking Scandal


Thu April 26, 2012
The Two-Way

'I Failed,' Says Rupert Murdoch; But He Points At Others For Cover-Up

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 8:26 am

Rupert Murdoch and his wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch, as they were being driven away from the Royal Courts of Justice following his testimony today in London.
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  • NPR's Philip Reeves and Steve Inskeep

While conceding that "I failed" because some of his News Corp. tabloids in the U.K. were guilty of hacking into the phones of murder victims, celebrities and politicians, media mogul Rupert Murdoch also testified today that lower-level executives were the ones behind a "cover-up" that kept him from knowing about what had happened.

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Wed April 25, 2012
The Two-Way

He's 'Never Asked A Prime Minister For Anything,' Rupert Murdoch Says

This video grab from pooled footage shows Rupert Murdoch testifying earlier today in London.
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  • Philip Reeves speaks with Renee Montagne

Among the highlights so far today during Rupert Murdoch's testimony in London before an inquiry into the ethics of the British news media, and his News Corp. tabloids in particular, is this quote from the media mogul:

"I've never asked a prime minister for anything."

NPR's David Folkenflik, who is live-tweeting, and NPR's Philip Reeves, who has been filing radio reports, will have more as the inquiry continues.

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Fri April 20, 2012
NPR Story

Murdoch's News Corp. Faces New Legal Threats

Originally published on Fri April 20, 2012 4:46 am



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