“We conclude, therefore, that Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company.”
But the report’s authors are riven with disagreement over a range of conclusions, especially that about News Corp’s CEO.
“It will correctly be seen as a partisan report,” committee member Louise Mensch, a Conservative MP, told a press conference.
“We all felt that was wildly outside the scope of a select committee, was an attempt to influence Ofcom. It was carried on political lines, (the report’s) credibility has been damaged.”
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