Rupert Murdoch admits NoW phone-hacking culture of cover-up, but naturally claims "he was 'misinformed and shielded' from events at paper and points finger at 'one or two strong characters.'" Interesting that Rupert is still trying to protect Rebekah Brooks along with his ne'er-do-well son, James. Either Brooks blew him or she knows where the bodies are buried--I'm going with both.
So why the sudden "honesty" from this evil old man? Well, from what I've read Murdoch doesn't care if he has to close all his newspaper operations in the UK, but his head will explode if News Corp is forced into selling its stake in BSkyB because broadcast is where the big bucks are made. Sadly (for him), the UK has a public interest standard with media ownership like we do (as if), and the British public are getting increasingly angry with these foreign interlopers. It was pretty obvious to anyone with eyes that Murdoch was trying to kill the BBC and he had his Tory minions working on doing just that. And that is going to blow up in a lot of faces right about now. In fact, it already has (read the bit about Jeremy Hunt near the end of the story, and then find a photo of Mr. Hunt and know, as I do, that he would not last long in prison).
The story is getting more interesting with each turn. And for the record--if anyone cares--I believe Rupert is too hands on not to know exactly what was going on. In fact, I bet he directed every filthy, criminal act. I hope one of the disposables kept a good paper trail, because I would love nothing more than to see that filthy old piece of shit get indicted and spend the rest of his miserable life trying to avoid jail time.