Questions for Rupert Murdoch...

 

Martin Hickman
Wednesday 25 April 2012 18:06
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Rupert Murdoch, chairman and chief executive of News Corp, is giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry tomorrow. Here are some questions he should answer:

1. Do you agree the electoral endorsements of newspapers such as The Sun and The Times in exchange for commercial favours, such as cutbacks to the BBC and Ofcom and support for the BSkyB bid?

2. At your meetings with David Cameron, George Osborne, William Hague and Jeremy Hunt, did you discuss the takeover bid for BSkyB?

3. Does News International keep secret files on the private lives of leading politicians in order to extract their co-operation?

4. When did you first learn that journalists at the News of the World were frequently hacking phones?

5. Why didn't News Corp carry out an internal inquiry into phone hacking after the jailing of Clive Goodman and Glenn Mulcaire in 2007 – and why did you suggest that others, such as the lawyers Harbottle & Lewis carried out inquiries when they did not?

6. What did your son James Murdoch tell you in 2008-2010 about the culture of wrongdoing at News International?

7. Why did you repeatedly dismiss between 2007 and 2010 any suggestion that illegal newsgathering techniques were rife in your British newspapers?

8. What do you think of Rebekah Brooks now?

9. When did you become aware that the Sun was running a "network of corrupted officials"?

10. Why have you and your newspapers turned against the Conservative government?

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