News Corp.’s Sun newspaper had a “culture” of corrupt payments to public officials and paid one source more than 80,000 pounds ($127,000), the police officer in charge of probes into bribery and phone hacking said.
Rupert Murdoch faced down angry labor unions and journalists a quarter-century ago to establish a new printing plant in east London. This week he travels to the same part of town to calm unhappy employees.
News Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rupert Murdoch will start a Sunday version of the British Sun tabloid to replace the News of the World newspaper that was closed last year following a phone-hacking scandal.
Rupert Murdoch has taken seven months to recover from the “most humble day” of his life at the peak of a phone-hacking scandal in the U.K. to announce a new tabloid in a trademark defiant move by the 80-year-old.
News Corp.’s Sun, the best-selling U.K. newspaper, said multiple police and government inquiries into the press are hurting free speech and constitute a “witch hunt,” following the arrest of five of its employees.