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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: 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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