Wednesday, September 07, 2011

School's In. Lie Carefully

Welp, I think this pretty much is the swan song for News International, or at least Jim Murdoch.

Tom Crone, News Group's former legal manager, and Colin Myler, former News of the World editor, told MPs on Tuesday that Mr Murdoch was told of the email, in which a junior reporter transcribed hacked messages from Mr Taylor's voicemail, in a 15-minute meeting in 2008.

Mr Crone said Mr Murdoch had to be told of the email as it was the reason the company had to settle rather than fight Mr Taylor's claim. Mr Murdoch's authorisation was needed for that, he said.

Mr Myler told MPs it was ''inconceivable'' that Mr Murdoch was unaware that the email indicated hacking was more widespread. ''I think everybody perfectly understood the seriousness and significance of what we were discussing. There was no ambiguity about the significance of that document,'' he said.

Buh-bye! Don't let the door hit you on the way out.