In a blunt testimony before the Leveson Inquiry on Thursday, Rupert Murdoch disclosed that he was not aware of the phone hacking in the News of the World and accused the journalists of hiding it from himself, his son and Rebekah Brooks.
He also expressed his regret for not shutting it down at the earliest and called it an "aberration".
"The News of the World, to be quite honest, was an aberration, and it's my fault," said Murdoch during the second day of his testimony before the inquiry at the British High Court.
"I'm sorry I didn't close it years before," he added.
However, he did not accept that he did allow a culture of illegality to flourish in the organisation.
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