Hacking ‘widely known’ at Murdoch paper – World News – World – General – Straight Furrow
The claims are troubling for Prime Minister David Cameron, who hired Coulson as his media adviser on the basis that he knew nothing about phone hacking. And they confront Rupert and James Murdoch with the humiliating prospect of being recalled to parliament to justify the evidence they gave last month after Goodman’s allegations.
In a separate letter, a former Murdoch legal firm claims that parts of that evidence were variously ”hard to credit”, ”self-serving” and ”inaccurate and misleading”.
Goodman’s claims also raise serious questions about Rupert Murdoch’s close friend and adviser, Les Hinton, who was sent a copy of the letter but failed to pass it on to police and who then led a cast of senior Murdoch personnel in telling parliament that they believed Coulson knew nothing about the interception of the voicemail of public figures and that Goodman was the only journalist involved.