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A recording of a speech that Rupert Murdoch gave to journalists at the U.K. Sun newspaper...

A recording of a speech that Rupert Murdoch gave to journalists at the U.K. Sun newspaper indicates that he knew about payments to police for news tips. "That's been going on a hundred years, absolutely," the News Corp. (NWS) chairman told the reporters, many of whom had apparently been arrested for bribing officials. Last year, Murdoch told a parliamentary hearing that "Paying police officers for information is wrong." In the recording, Murdoch also hints that son Lachlan or News Corp CEO Robert Thomson could be his heir apparent; his other son James may be out the running.
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  • Ray Lopez
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    Well, what if Murdock is right? Like speeding on US freeways--everybody does it. Still, lying is not good for one's reputation.
    4 Jul 2013, 10:10 AM Reply Like
  • investingInvestor
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    WSJ, only the news Murdoch wants you to hear.
    4 Jul 2013, 11:57 AM Reply Like
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