David Blackburn

The Murdochs before parliament

The major story of this session was the claim, made by Rupert Murdoch, that Colin Myler, former editor of the News of the World, appointed James Chapman to investigate phone hacking and the two were in possession of an explosive document on the subject for years, which has since come to light. It was these people that Rupert Murdoch described as having betrayed his trust throughout proceedings, but particularly in his closing statement. Myler has been furiously denying this ever since. Other than that, it was pretty much quiet on the western front.

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