Murdoch Clan Fighting Over Hacking Scandal

A rift has developed in Rupert Murdoch's family over the handling of the News of the World telephone hacking scandal. Britain's Guardian newspaper reported on Friday that Elisabeth Murdoch walked out of a meeting of the Murdoch clan in London in July as her father and brothers James and Lachlan developed their "battle plan." Meanwhile, reports indicate that the Murdochs will be closely watching the testimony of former News of the World editor Colin Myler and News International's former chief attorney Tom Crone when they appear before a committee of Parliament on Tuesday. They have already disputed James Murdoch's previous testimony before the committee, saying that they had informed him of email evidence indicating that phone hacking at the tabloid was more widespread than the company had made it out to be. Murdoch had denied that he had been made aware of the email. Also on Friday Scotland Yard disclosed that it had arrested a 15th person in the scandal. Reports indicated that the man is Ross Hindley, who reportedly transcribed the hacked voicemail messages. On Sunday, Ivan Lewis, who would become culture secretary if the Labor Party returns to power, acknowledged in an interview with the Guardian that Labor Party leaders got "too close to this organization [News Corp]. ... We thought if we were going to establish a relationship with the electorate we'd need the support of [Murdoch's] newspapers." How close did they get? Well, London newspapers reported today that Prime Minister Tony Blair was godfather to Murdoch's daughter with Wendi Deng in March 2010. David Hughes, a columnist for the London Telegraph , commented that the revelation might "explain the former prime minister's deafening silence during the phone hacking furor. After all, we now know he was practically one of the family."

05/09/2011


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Tags: Eddie Murphy - Godfather - Revelation - The Guardian - Tony Blair - Wendi Deng


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