Rupert Murdoch is flying to London tomorrow to deal with the imploding crisis over the News of the World phone hacking scandal and subsequent shutdown.
Murdoch has been in Idaho all week at a media mogul conference, while the business of shutting down the paper and dealing with the press fell to his son James and embattled right-hand woman Rebekah Brooks.
Meanwhile, the NYT reports that shuttering the paper may have accomplished the exact opposite of what the Murdoch’s were hoping noting “it may have only fuelled the outrage.”
Murdoch shouldn’t expect a warm welcome.
The Financial Times reports that British PM David Cameron has been hard at work distancing himself from Murdoch and Co.
Under pressure over his friendship with the two former News of the World editors at the centre of the controversy, David Cameron, prime minister, on Friday promised to end the “cosy” relationship between politicians and Mr Murdoch’s newspaper group that has dominated the British media for decades.
“Because party leaders were so keen to win support of newspapers we turned a blind eye to the need to sort this issue, get on top of bad practices,” he said.
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