An article in the New York Times said that News International knew about the phone hacking back in 2008. This news comes on the heals of another article, also from the Times, that reports investors will get the chance to vote on boardmembers, including the Murdochs. The claims are that Murdoc knew about this type of behavior and may have even encouraged it.
This report, I found from Russia Today, points the finger straight at Murdoch for the hackings.
I think Murdoch’s form of “journalism” is very close to the type of the National Enquirer. He’s more about the gossip. He uses underhanded methods to get the ‘dirt’. This time, it went too far.