News Corp “would consider” Rupert Murdoch meeting victims of the company’s phone hacking, The Telegraph reports.Simon Greenberg, director of corporate affairs at News International (News Corps’ UK wing), confirmed the possibility after new details emerged that the company may have hacked into the phones of relatives of London’s 7/7 terrorist attacks.
The father of one victim, Graham Foulkes, told the BBC’s Today programme: “I’d really like to meet [Murdoch] and have a very in-depth conversation with him about responsibility and the power that he has and how it should be used appropriately. I would very much like to meet him and have that conversation.”
Murdoch’s empire is now on the defensive after recent developments in the phone hacking case lead to Lloyds, Virgin Holidays and car maker Ford pulling advertisements from the main paper involved in the scandal, The News of the World.
While the image of a contrite, apologetic Rupert may appeal to the Murdoch-bashers, can anyone really imagine the curmudgeonly media-mogul in such a situation?
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