Murdoch to answer for cop comments
Media boss Rupert Murdoch has slammed the British police investigating his News International journalists. London -British lawmakers on Tuesday recalled Rupert Murdoch to testify after a tape recording emerged of the media tycoon slamming the police investigation into alleged phone hacking and bribery by his journalists. Scotland Yard said it would also assess the comments by the 82-year-old News Corp.
According to the tape obtained by the Exaro investigative website and released by Channel 4 television last week, Murdoch said his US-based News Corp. Murdoch was speaking in March at a meeting with journalists at his top-selling British tabloid The Sun, where he also appears to suggest that reporters jailed as a result of the probe could return to their jobs.
Here we are, two years later, and the cops are totally incompetent,” he said. Murdoch shut down his top-selling News of the World tabloid in July 2011 after it emerged the weekly had illegally accessed the voicemails of hundreds of public figures, including a murdered teenager.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Sunday Tribune