Rupert Murdoch also owns Fox "News" and the Wall Street Journal
Select committee phone-hacking report: what they said about key figures
Josh Halliday guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 1 May 2012 08.38 EDT
News International executives sought to "buy silence" and downplay the extent of phone hacking at the News of the World over two years of evidence before parliament, a committee of MPs has concluded.
The cross-party culture, media and sport committee repeatedly described as "astonishing" attempts by three News International executives to mislead MPs and withhold crucial information in a 121-page report about phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper group, published on Tuesday.
The report described Murdoch, the 81-year-old News Corp chairman, as exhibiting "wilful blindness" to behaviour at the now-closed News of the World. In a conclusion with potentially far-reaching ramifications for the future of his media empire, MPs concluded that Murdoch is "not a fit person" to oversee a major international company.