The News of the World phone hacking-scandal seemed like it would have the power to bring down Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. Then the story simple ran out of legs. But the full scope has not been revealed yet.
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Which Piers Morgan is more believable? Is it the tabloid editor who answered truthfully in 2009 about “the stuff we used to do” before phone-hacking was a terrible thing, or the CNN host in 2011 who is trying to protect his branded image?
More than just the reputation of Murdoch’s media empire is at stake today. It is believed that Rupert Murdoch could step down as CEO of News International if his appearance before UK’s Parliament doesn’t go well.
Rebekah Brooks, then editor of News of the World during the phone-hacking scandal, has finally resigned her position as chief executive at News International. There’s no indication if she was forced to resign or did so on her own.