Eyes Wide Shut: Why Rupert Murdoch Isn't the Only Person Blind to the Impact of the Hacking Scandal

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Helping with inquiries Coulson leaves a London police station after his July arrest by police investigating phone hacking

What does not kill us makes us stronger. That was the Nietzschean subtext of an e-mail Rupert Murdoch fired off to staff at News Corp., hours after the May 1 publication of a report by British parliamentarians on the phone-hacking scandal roiling the company. "The opportunity to emerge from this difficult period a stronger, better company has never been greater and I will look to each of you to help me ensure that News Corporation's next 60 years are more vital and successful than ever," wrote the Australian-born CEO of News Corp.

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