James Murdoch defends talks with politicians

UPDATE: James Murdoch is being interviewed by the Leveson inquiry triggered by the scandal over journalists intercepting voice mails of politicians and celebrities.

24th April, 2012
James Murdoch defends talks with politicians
James Murdoch: first to appear at Leveson inquiry

James Murdoch, the former chairman of the unit that published the News of the World, has described as "old-fashioned" the idea that large media organisations could dominate environments.

Speaking at the Leveson inquiry, he agreed that there "may be a perception" among politicians that the Sun's support might be crucial but said his talks with politicians had been "legitimate advocacy".

Murdoch had already confirmed a meeting with David Cameron in 2009 at which he said...

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