Rupert Murdoch blames rogue tabloid for phone-hacking
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 02:53
April 26 - Rupert Murdoch blamed News of the World journalists for conspiring to cover up a culture of phone-hacking at the tabloid, saying they hid their activities from his son James and protegee Rebekah Brooks and that he personally was not paying attention. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION)
In a second day of testimony in Britain's High Court, Murdoch painted a picture of a rogue culture at the best-selling Sunday tabloid, in an echo of his company's now abandoned defence that a single "rogue reporter" was to blame.
Showing frequent flashes of annoyance at the judicial inquiry into press ethics, the media mogul admitted he had not paid enough attention to the News of the World but did not accept that he had allowed a culture of illegality to flourish.
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