Rupert Murdoch has been branded “not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company” UK Law makers said today and that he was ultimately responsible for the illegal phone hacking that has left his media empire in disarray and shown to have colluded with various parts of the establishment in Britain including the police and politicians.
They said the Mr Murdoch, the News Corp chairman, lacked credibility and that his son James Murdoch appeared incompetent; and the company was guilty of “willful blindness” towards its staff at the News of the World tabloid.
The cross-party parliamentary committee, which approved the report by a majority of six to four, also scolded News Corp’s British newspaper arm for misleading parliament during its five-year investigation into the hacking of the phones of celebrities, murder victims, politicians and soldiers.
The Parliamentary Report published by the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee entitled “News International & Phone Hacking.” that was published only today. This parliamentary file is also to be found in the Cicero Lounge File Area.