New York Times: NI tried to pull Daily Mail into phone-hacking scandal

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Rebekah Brooks spearheaded a strategy designed to implicate other British newspapers in the phone-hacking scandal, according to the New York Times. Based on a series of interviews with former News International staff, the newspaper claims that Brooks asked News of the World journalists to find evidence of hacking by other papers.

The paper reports that Paul Dacre, the editor of the Daily Mail, told senior managers that he had been told by PR agencies, businessmen and footballers that executives at News International had urged them to look into whether their phones had been hacked by journalists working for the Mail group. Dacre reportedly accused Brooks to her face of “trying to tear down the entire industry”.

 Read more on this story at the New Statesman.

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