Summary Box: Scathing report in UK on Murdoch

Summary Box: British lawmakers issue scathing report on Rupert Murdoch

Associated Press
Murdoch, politicians under pressure after report
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FILE - This Sunday July 10, 2011 file photo shows Chairman of News Corporation Rupert Murdoch, right, and his son James Murdoch, chief executive of News Corporation Europe and Asia arrive at his residence in central London. An influential group of British lawmakers say Rupert Murdoch is unfit to lead his global media empire, in a scathing report that says his company misled Parliament about the scale of phone hacking at one of its tabloids. Parliament's cross-party Culture, Media and Sport committee said Tuesday May 1, 2012, that News International, the British newspaper division of Murdoch's News Corp., had deliberately ignored evidence of malpractice, covered up evidence and frustrated efforts to expose wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, file)

THE CONCLUSION: A committee of British lawmakers called Rupert Murdoch unfit to run his global media empire, News Corp.

THE SIGNIFICANCE: The finding reflects how deeply the phone hacking scandal born of his defunct News of the World has shaken the relationship between the press and politics. The ruling could jeopardize his control of a major broadcaster.

ABOUT THE FINDINGS: It came from Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport committee, a panel that scrutinizes the standards of Britain's press and sports authorities.

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