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Latest Rebekah Brooks Items
The scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch's media empire isn't just about hacking phones. It's about police and the press _ and illegal payments for hot tips.
Rupert Murdoch is defending News Corp.'s handling of a U.K. newspaper scandal, saying his media company will recover from any damages wrought by phone-hacking and police bribery allegations.
Rupert Murdoch and his son James first refused, then agreed Thursday to appear before U.K. lawmakers investigating phone hacking and police bribery, while in the U.S., the FBI opened an investigation into allegations the Murdoch media empire sought to hack into the phones of Sept. 11 victims.
Embattled media mogul Rupert Murdoch caved in to pressure from Britain's Parliament Thursday as he and his son James first refused, then agreed, to appear next week before lawmakers investigating phone hacking and bribery by employees of their British newspaper empire.
Rupert and James Murdoch said Thursday that they planned to appear before a parliamentary committee investigating Britain's phone hacking scandal _ a sudden U-turn after an extraordinary rebuff of lawmakers seeking to question them.
Rupert and James Murdoch said Thursday they planned to appear before a parliamentary committee investigating Britain's phone-hacking scandal — a sudden U-turn after an extraordinary rebuff of lawmakers seeking to question them.
Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday accused Rupert Murdoch's newspapers of employing criminals to obtain confidential information about his family, his private financial affairs and the lives of ordinary people who were at "rock bottom."
He's looked defensive. He's looked outraged. He's looked scared. But recently, Prime Minister David Cameron has rarely looked like he's in charge.
Rupert Murdoch's media empire was besieged Monday by accusations that two more of his British newspapers engaged in hacking, deception and privacy violations that included accessing former Prime Minister Gordon Brown's bank account information and stealing the medical records of his seriously ill baby son.