by Max Brantley
The hacking scandal that imperils the Rupert Murdoch media conglomerate just won't go away.
The News of the World reporter who went to jail in the now-shuttered paper’s hacking scandal wrote in a 2007 letter that the illegal practice was “widely discussed” at editorial meetings and he conducted his hacking with “full knowledge and support” of his bosses, according to a bombshell report in the Guardian Tuesday.
And get this:
In a separate letter, the British law firm retained by News Corp. wrote that testimony given to Parliament in July by Rupert and James Murdoch was “hard to credit,” “self-serving” and “inaccurate and misleading,” according to the Guardian.
This is one that even the underhanded tactics of Roger Ailes may be beyond fixing.