UK Lawmakers: Rupert Murdoch Not ‘A Fit Person’ To Run Major Firm

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LONDON — Rupert Murdoch is not “a fit person” to run a major international corporation, a multi-party committee of British lawmakers said Monday.

In a devastating report into the tabloid phone-hacking scandal, the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee accused the News Corp chief of exhibiting “willful blindness” towards the wrongdoing in his organisation.

The report says News Corp’s British subsidiary, News International, misled Parliament about the scale of phone hacking at its News of the World weekly tabloid.

It also said the company had deliberately ignored evidence of malpractice, covered up evidence and frustrated efforts to expose wrongdoing.

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