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New documents published today cast doubt on News Corporation’s claims that top executives and editors at the now-defunct News of the World were unaware of widespread phone hacking at the paper. One of the documents had also been aggressively redacted by News Corp., which removed references that referred to top editors knowing about the hacking.
The Murdochs and their executive team at News Corp. need to begin building “a new corporate conscience,” argues Patricis Harned, President of the Ethics Resource Center. “NewsCorp is now literally fighting for its life,” she writes. “The best defense, as we have seen with companies that have survived such crises, is not to spin its story, but to start writing a new one.”
Though News of the World shut its doors on Sunday, the UK’s hacking scandal is deepening. Allegations of illegal activity have spread beyond News of the World to other Murdoch papers, and far beyond hacking into people’s voice mails. With all the new details emerging, it’s getting hard to keep track. Here’s a brief rundown of the latest revelations.