News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain
Allen Lane 2012
Hardback 380pp Illustrated
9781846146039   Product Code: 99901
Rupert Murdoch's newspapers had been hacking phones, blagging information and casually destroying people's lives for years before detectives stumbled on a criminal conspiracy following a trivial report about Prince William's knee in 2005. This book offers a full account of how Murdoch's News Corporation went to extraordinary lengths to 'put the problem in a box' (James Murdoch's words), how its efforts to maintain its power were aided by political and police friends, and how it was finally exposed.