Friday 8 July 2011

Rebekah Brooks The Perfect Scapegoat Who Is Being Used As The Shield To Save Rupert Murdochs Son From Prosecution

.Father and son relationship that sealed the fate of the News of the World and ultimately the News Empire from disaster.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said he would have let Rebekah Brooks quit as chief executive at News International. 
Mr Cameron says he did not think it was for politicians to dictate who should or should not run news organisations.
But he added: "It has been reported that she [Brooks] has offered her resignation over this and in this situation, I would have taken it."
The Prime Minister counts Mrs Brooks, who used to edit the News Of The World, as a friend and she lives near his Oxfordshire home.
Until now, Downing Street has refused to comment on the fate of individuals and insisted it was a matter for News International.
But Mr Cameron called a press conference in the wake of the sensational closure of the News of the World to respond directly to the scandal.Rupert Murdoch's son and heir to his media empire has sensationally admitted that News International misled Parliament over the phone-hacking scandal.

In an email to staff explaining the momentous decision to close the News of the World, James Murdoch admitted the Sunday paper's publishers had knowingly covered up the controversy.

He said the paper had 'wrongly maintained' that phone hacking was carried out by just one reporter, and said it was 'a matter of serious regret' that he had approved out-of-court settlements with victims of the practice.

Confession: James Murdoch leaves New International's HQ yesterday after closing the New Of The World with an email that admitted he misled Parliament

Father and son: James Murdoch and father Rupert, pictured at Cheltenham Festival last year, have come under immense fire for the phone-hacking scandal

Publicist Max Clifford, actress Sienna Miller and Professional Footballers' Association chief Gordon Taylor are among those to have received payments.

Mr Murdoch’s extraordinary confession - which comes a day after an MP used Parliamentary privilege to claim that News International had ‘entered the criminal underworld' - could have legal repercussions amid speculation that his executives could face an investigation for perverting the course of justice.

The statement made no reference to former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks - now chief executive of News International - who faces repeated calls to quit.

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Privately, a number of journalists accused Mr Murdoch of being a coward for not addressing staff personally.

But in an interview with Sky News, the aspiring media mogul defiantly insisted that Mrs Brooks had no reason to step down - saying her 'leadership was the right thing'.

Mr Murdoch, 38, who is chairman of News International, used fewer than 1,000 words to explain to staff why the News of the World was closing after 168 years.

‘The good things the News of the World does have been sullied by behaviour that was wrong,’ he said. ‘Indeed, if recent allegations are true, it was inhuman and has no place in our company.