A report published by the House of Commons’ select committee today concluded that Rupert Murdoch is “not a fit person” to run a major international corporation, according to The Guardian. The Observer reached a similar conclusion while reading Mr. Murdoch’s batty Twitter feed.
The report also found James Murdoch willfully ignorant of phone hacking at News International, demonstrating a “lack of curiosity” during the first round of phone hacking settlements in 2009 and 2010.
Unsurprisingly, the committee was perfectly split on the decision, with the five Labour MPs and sole Liberal Democrat voting together against the five Conservative MPs to add criticism of Rupert and James Murdoch. The whole committee agreed, however, that News of the World editor Colin Myler and the paper’s legal counsel Tom Crone withheld information and misled Parliament in a cover-up in which former News International executive Les Hinton was complicit.
The report is said to have spared Rebekah Brooks.