Last updated: May 2, 2012 - 7:32am
Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to exercise stewardship of a major international company after failing to investigate phone hacking at the News of the World and overseeing a culture of “willful blindness”, a committee of MPs said.
The findings of the culture, media and sport committee could endanger News Corp’s continued ownership of British Sky Broadcasting, media commentators said. But the conclusions affecting Murdoch, and the passing of the entire report, were not unanimous, with findings about him, as well as the overall motion to submit the report to parliament, being passed by six votes to four, with the Conservative members of the committee all opposing. It was open to those opposing the votes to submit a minority report, but they did not do so. The Conservative members of the committee said they would all have voted in favor of the report had the amendment condemning Rupert Murdoch as unfit not been included.
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