Phone hacking: David Cameron is not out of the sewer yet – Telegraph

Phone hacking: David Cameron is not out of the sewer yet – Telegraph.

Phone hacking: David Cameron is not out of the sewer yet

Poor judgment lies at the heart of Prime Minister David Cameron’s crisis over the Murdoch empire.

8:32PM BST 08 Jul 2011

For more than three decades the most powerful man in Britain has not been a politician; it has been the brilliant but ruthless US-based media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, who burst on to the scene with the purchase of the News of the World in an audacious takeover bid in 1968. Within barely a decade he had built up a controlling interest in British newspapers.

But he did not just control our media. He dominated British public life. Politicians – including prime ministers – treated him with deference and fear. Time and again the Murdoch press – using techniques of which we have only just become aware – destroyed political careers. Murdoch also claims to determine the results of general elections.

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