Evans: Times Lost Its ‘Moral Responsibility'

Former Sunday Times editor Sir Harold Evans testified Thursday before the Leveson Inquiry, saying the famous paper had "lost its sense of moral responsibility" when Rupert Murdoch purchased the paper in 1981. Evans said he became "disgusted, dismayed and demoralized" by the atmosphere at the Times by 1982. Evans testified that Murdoch had tried wield his influence at the paper, and, in one incident, Evans said the relationship between him and Murdoch became so sour that an argument over a piece on the economy "almost ended in fisticuffs." Evans is the husband of Newsweek and The Daily Beast's editor-in-chief Tina Brown.