Democracy Now! Daily News Digest: Murdoch’s Denials Are Tough to Believe

20 July, 2011 — Democracy Now!

British PM David Cameron, Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch Face Parliament on Phone-Hacking Scandal

British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing questions from lawmakers today on his handling of the widening News International phone-hacking scandal implicating the British police and top government officials. Cameron’s appearance comes one day after an unprecedented hearing that saw media mogul Rupert Murdoch testify before British lawmakers for the first time, expressing regret for what he called “sickening and horrible invasions” of privacy committed by his company, but refusing to accept responsibility. Watch/Listen/Read

Murdoch’s Denials Are Tough to Believe, Former Wall Street Journal Reporter Sarah Ellison Says

To discuss the phone-hacking scandal engulfing the Rupert Murdoch media empire from Britain to the United States, we are joined by longtime journalist Sarah Ellison. She is a Vanity Fair contributing editor and author of the book “War at the Wall Street Journal: Inside the Struggle to Control an American Business Empire,” which chronicled the sweeping changes at the publication after Murdoch acquired the newspaper in 2007. Ellison spent 10 years working at the Wall Street Journal. Watch/Listen/Read

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