‘NotW’ Editor: Murdoch Used Me

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.