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28 News Corp. Staffers Linked To Phone Hacking

Reported by Ellen - November 15, 2011 -

The News Corp. phone hacking scandal continues to grow. Despite the media conglomerate’s attempts to blame the scandal on a rogue reporter, new evidence revealed that 28 staffers at News Corp.’s newspaper group, News International, were named in notes from the private investigator who did the hacking. There are also almost 6,000 names of potential phone hacking victims.

Robert Jay QC, counsel for what’s known as the Leveson inquiry, said during what The Guardian reported as a dramatic opening day,

"Either senior management knew what was going on at the time, and therefore, at the very least, condoned this illegal activity, or they did not and NI's systems failed to the extent that there was, at the very least, a failure of supervision and oversight."

Jay added: "Questions might be asked as to how high up in NI the metaphorical buck stops.

"This gives rise to obvious questions about the culture of the organisation, and as to how far this went up. Was there a culture of denial or, even worse, cover-up?



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