Murdoch admits editorial control
Saturday 24 November 2007
Rupert Murdoch has admitted to a parliamentary inquiry that he has "editorial control" over which party The Sun and News of the World back in a general election and what line the papers take on Europe.
Mr Murdoch's comments were revealed in the minutes from evidence he gave behind closed doors on 17 September in New York, during the committee's inquiry into media ownership.
But the News Corporation chairman said he took a different approach with The Times and The Sunday Times. While he often asked what those papers were doing, he never instructed them or interfered, he said.
The minute stated: "For The Sun and News of the World he explained that he is a 'traditional proprietor'. He exercises editorial control on major issues – like which party to back in a general election or policy on Europe."
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