Cameron: Pols, Press ‘Too Close’

    British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives to give evidence at the Leveson inquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London, Thursday, June 14, 2012. The judge-led inquiry was set up following revelations of phone hacking at Murdoch's News of the World tabloid. The scandal has shaken the British establishment and raised questions about whether top politicians helped shield Murdoch from scrutiny. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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    British Prime Minister David Cameron said the relationship between
 politicians and the press has “gone wrong” and that they have become
 “too close.” In his testimony on Thursday before the Leveson Inquiry—the Parliamentary committee investigating media ethics in the wake of
 the hacking scandal at News Corp.—Cameron said he doesn't “believe the
 regulatory system works” and said that he’s “not trying to blame 
the whole thing on New Labour, but I think it’s been a developing 
story.” Cameron said he never “traded a policy” to receive
 favorable coverage.

    Gives testimony before media ethics committee.
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