Rupert Murdoch urges America to ‘wake up’ as he joins gun control debate with tweet about New York firefighter killings | UPDATED: 18:42 GMT, 25 December 2012 Getting involved: Murdoch has made it clear that he is in favor of stricter gun control laws in the U.S. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch waded into the American gun control debate with a Twitter message on Christmas about the most recent shooting. 'NY Xmas ruined by lunatic shooting 4 firemen, killing two
Rebekah Brooks was given 11m pay-off from News Corp after phone-hacking scandal, official documents revealFormer News International chief executive was forced to quit at the height of the phone hacking scandalNI Group accounts reveal 10.852million 'compensation for loss of office'She will also have legal costs covered in two court cases, over alleged payments to public officials and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice Firm gave 2million to the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler whose phone was hacked Editor of The Times, owned by Murdoch, resigns | UPDATED: 01:43 GMT, 13 December 2012 Rebekah Brooks received 10.8million after resigning as chief executive of News International Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks walked away with almost 11million when she resigned at the height of the phone-hacking scandal. Her pay-off when she quit as chief executive of News International last year was initially believed to be 3.5million, then reportedly 7million.
Politicians 'spent too much time courting media': But PM cleared of deal to win Murdoch's backing David Cameron has demanded an apology from Labour and Gordon Brown who claimed the Conservatives were influenced by News Corp Leveson said politicians had 'developed too close a relationship' with press | UPDATED: 23:25 GMT, 29 November 2012 Britain's political class escaped serious criticism from Lord Justice Leveson – despite extensive evidence to his inquiry that members of it got ‘too close’ to media barons in the hope of securing the support of newspapers. Lord Justice Leveson explicitly rejected Labour claims that Mr Cameron had done a ‘deal’ with Rupert Murdoch in the run-up to the last election in return for the support of The Sun