Blair testifies about Murdoch ties; shares disruption with Murdoch

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was once the most popular prime minister in recent memory.  He left disgraced largely over his support of US actions in Iraq.  On Monday, he appeared in front of a judicial inquiry into Rupert Murdoch’s ties to power.  The godfather to one of Murdoch’s daughters, Blair said the media tycoon had never tried to lobby him for commercial interests and that the Labour party “decided more often against than in favor” on regulatory matters affecting Murdoch’s companies. Their testimonies had one thing in common: disruption.  Like the pie throwing incident during Murdoch’s testimony, an anti-war protestor interrupted Blair’s testimony and accused him of being a war criminal. Blair denied the charges.

 

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