July 13th, 2011
09:03 AM ET

Cameron blasts Murdoch's media company

British Prime Minister David Cameron blasted media baron Rupert Murdoch's News International Wednesday as he launched a high-powered investigation into the press prompted by outrage at allegations of widespread illegal phone hacking and police bribery by the press.

The judge leading the inquiry will be able to summon witnesses including newspaper owners and make them testify in public, under oath, Cameron announced.

The aim is to "bring this ugly chapter to a close and ensure that nothing like it ever happens again," the prime minister said.

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  1. saywhat

    Murdoch has had it good for too long , his day of reckoning is here- I hope.
    He did admit in Jan of 2008 on Fox TV, of manipulating the News channel for agenda including propaganda for Bush's Iraq war. The channel continues operating as a propaganda machine . ' Nazis" in the words of George Soros.

    Senators are demanding an investigation into Fox Company following U.K's example.

    July 13, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
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