Top Talker: PM Cameron defends News Corp. dealings

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Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement on phone hacking in the House of Commons, London. Picture date: Wednesday July 20, 2011.
Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement on phone hacking in the House of Commons, London. Picture date: Wednesday July 20, 2011.
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There are new developments in the hacking scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s media empire.  The full extent of the alleged cover-up at Murdoch’s now-defunct “News of the World” tabloid may soon be disclosed, as News International reportedly says it will release the details of its dealings with a law firm that allegedly has e-mails documenting the company’s wrongdoing.

Meanwhile, here the U.S., the Justice Department is now launching an investigation into News Corp’s conduct .  They are looking to see if there were any efforts to hack the voicemails of nine-eleven victims.  It comes after another intense day in Parliament where British Prime Minister David Cameron used an emergency session to defend his dealings with Murdoch’s company. Cameron offered an apology for the controversy that is now tainting his government.

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