NotW Editor: Murdoch Used Me

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 15:  Colin Myler, a former editor of the News of the World newspaper, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice after giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on December 15, 2011 in London, England. Mr Myler, who edited the News of the World from 2007 until its closure earlier this year, told the Inquiry that he likened  the possibility of prior widespread wrongdoing to having "bombs under the newsroom floor".  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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    In a profile in New York magazine, Colin Myler, former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct tabloid, News of the World, implies that Murdoch tarred his reputation and let him take the blame for the phone-hacking scandal to protect Murdoch’s son, James. Now editor of the New York Daily News, Myler is competing with the empire he once worked for. During the investigation, James put the blame on Myler, telling the court that he was just following advice. “The Post will have a much tougher competitor than it’s ever had in the Daily News,” an editor said of the New York papers, now that Myler has been put in charge of the Daily News.

    Read it at New York magazine