April 26th, 2012
06:03 AM ET

Murdoch admits phone-hacking 'cover-up'

Global media baron Rupert Murdoch admitted Thursday that there had been a "cover-up" of phone-hacking at his News of the World tabloid, and placed the blame on people at the newspaper itself, without naming them "because they may still face criminal charges."

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  1. Dave

    A UK tabloid hacked a dead girl's cell and gave the parents false hope that she might still be alive. I think they might disagree with your astute observation.

    April 26, 2012 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. paul

    What you think is not important. It is against the law!

    April 26, 2012 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. SPW

    You don't think people invading your privacy is a serious crime?

    April 26, 2012 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. rmtaks

    Well it takes a big man to admit that and throw his subordinates under the bus.

    April 26, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Partsfreak

      like Holder does in gun running scandals?

      April 26, 2012 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Madame Royale

      Murdoch, that old reprobate, admits to knowing about it, yet did nothing about it?
      Big man, indeed.
      Throw Mama From The Bus.

      April 26, 2012 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Beatle

    Muffy your an idiot ! Its amazing what some people will say for attention No matter where it is said ! SAD !

    April 26, 2012 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Steven Brooks

    Let us see how you feel when your phone and personal messages are hacked.

    April 26, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  7. matt

    Another republican/fascist denying responsibility for HIS company blame...shocking.

    April 26, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Beatle

      Absolutely right Matt Phewwwwww and I thought I was crazy !

      April 26, 2012 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  8. Regs

    All Rupert did was admit that he knows what happened and has not told the police so he becomes a possible accessory

    April 26, 2012 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. Terry

    Americans now understand the process that Rupert's folks used to spy on people in the UK, can you imaging what Fox News has working in the states?

    April 26, 2012 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  10. MollyBee

    Now move the investigation to the U.S. and Rupert's so-called "fair and balanced" propoganda machine, FOX.

    April 26, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      Agreed, the British should seize his UK media assets, and on America a grand jury needs to be called to examine all of his media outlets. If fox is breaking the law, his media empire needs to go the way of mountain bell, shredded and made into many independent companies. Tale all he has and let him live out his days in a maximum security prison. He is a terrorist.

      April 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mahhn

    Murdock belongs in prision, he is the head of multiple organized crime "media" Owning 70% of the News media in the world. Paid off the congress in the US to change Monopoly laws so he could own more than was legally alowed. Has benifited from people being murdered that threatened to expose crimes he (News Corp) has done.
    The lack of information CNN prints is just as bad since it too misleads people about the depth of situations.

    April 26, 2012 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Beatle

      I agree totally ! 10000 %

      April 26, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  12. Beatle

    Murdoch and his empire have come to the USA and ingrained themselves within the fabric of the country . Through their garbage news business such as the FOX news agency Murdoch and his bunnies go to any lengths mainly lying to influence UNITED STATES politics there by gaining power . They hide behind the first amendment and use it against the government to suit themselves and or the party they represent .Its a s close to domestic terrorism as anyone can come without legal ramifications of the tenth degree .Its to bad a segment of society has bought into it ! More and more personal freedoms are being lost all under the banner of keeping America safe through their fear mongering .

    April 26, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
  13. citizen

    Now I'm curious. Ba¢ ron. Sc_apegoat
    Federal reserve treasury arm in arm
    Which word id not passing muster

    April 26, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  14. citizen

    The ja°√panesse are the last honest race of pe€÷ple on the planet. With the exception of the Prussians

    April 26, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Sophie

      @Citizen, And you are an honesty person? You must be not Human being.

      April 26, 2012 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      If you thinking Persians are honest, you are either Persian, or nuts.

      April 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. madmaninthemiddle

    He didn't know about the efforts to influence the PM? Not inowing the extent of the phone hacking is believable. Not knowing the extent of the cover up is less so, but still plausible (although irresponsible). Not knowing about efforts to inflence PM? Hard to swallow. What aspect of his business DOES he know about?

    April 26, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      It is his company, he's 100% responsible for its actions.

      April 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
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