News Corp.’s Times Gave Inaccurate Account to Hide Hacking – Bloomberg
“That is utterly misleading isn’t it?” Leveson said, referring to the reporter’s statement submitted to the court during the Nightjack case.
The Times published the stories revealing the police officer because it was in the public interest, editor James Harding said in February. “I sorely regret the intrusion,” Harding told the inquiry last month.
Brett who had been the Times’ internal lawyer from 1977 through to 2010, said he never adopted “an end justifies the means approach.”
Seven people were arrested this week including the former editor of the News of the World Rebekah Brooks and her husband as the police probe widened to focus on a possible cover up of phone hacking at the tabloid. At least three people have been arrested by police investigating computer hacking.