#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 11°C Sunday 9 May 2021

Poll: Do you believe the Murdochs' claims of ignorance?

Rupert and James Murdoch said they knew little of what went on at the News of the World. Do you believe them?

JAMES AND RUPERT MURDOCH yesterday told a House of Commons committee that they knew virtually nothing about the phone-hacking going on at one of their major newspapers, the News of the World.

The pair told the committee that they kept an arm’s-length relationship with the newspaper and that they were not aware of the newspaper’s internal workings – including its employment of private investigators with criminal records, or the paper’s systematic phone-hacking practices.

The Murdochs said that in a major international media empire, it was impossible to pay close attention to every aspect of every newspaper – and that they only became aware of the hacking of Milly Dowler’s voicemail when it was reported in the papers.

Put simply, today we simply ask: do you believe them when they say they knew so little of the phone-hacking at the News of the World?

Poll Results:

No (767)
Yes (144)
I'm not sure (85)

More on the phone-hacking scandal:

About the author:

Gavan Reilly

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel