Murdoch: I didn’t seek favors from Prime Ministers
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch faced a media ethics inquiry April 26 in relation to his News Corp’s phone-hacking scandal, denying he ever sought favors from British leaders. On the same day, an advisor of a British Cabinet Secretary quit over fresh revelations he relayed crucial business information that benefited the Murdoch media companies. But the 81-year-old chairman declared: “I’ve never asked a prime minister for anything,” Murdoch said after questions about his New York-based company’s political ties going back 30 years. “I took a particularly strong pride in the fact we’ve never pushed our commercial interests in our papers.”

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