A scathing UK parliamentary report into the culture of phone hacking in Rupert Murdoch's media empire concludes that he "is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company."
From the Associated Press:
Parliament's cross-party Culture, Media and Sport committee said News International, the British newspaper division of Murdoch's News Corp., had deliberately ignored evidence of malpractice, covered up evidence and frustrated efforts to expose wrongdoing.
Murdoch has insisted he was unaware that hacking was widespread at his now-shuttered News of the World tabloid, blaming underlings for keeping him in the dark.
The legislators said if that was true, "he turned a blind eye and exhibited willful blindness to what was going on in his companies."
"We conclude, therefore, that Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company," the report by the panel of 11 lawmakers said.
The full report: