1. Hacking

    Murdoch Alleges Cover-Up

    News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch, (R) his wife Wendi Deng (C) and son Lachlan (L) leave their London home on April 26, 2012, as Rupert Murdoch prepares to give evidence for a second day at the Leveson Inquiry. Rupert Murdoch denied Wednesday that he had exerted a decades-long stranglehold over British politics as he finally testified at an inquiry sparked by the misdeeds of his media empire.  AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL        (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Back before the inquiry into media ethics, Rupert Murdoch admitted there was a phone-hacking cover-up, but he blames one or two “strong characters” at News of the World—including former editor Colin Myler. He had unusually sharp words for his son James, saying he was shocked at the size of the Gordon Taylor settlement and that it showed James was “pretty inexperienced.” On Wednesday night, Murdoch admitted to having five more meetings with British Prime Minister David Cameron than previously admitted—a contradiction of earlier claims that "every contact" had been made public.

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