It was comic and sad to see Rupert Murdoch testify at the Leveson Inquiry this morning dealing with all the charges against him. It was comic for me because he had to find a way of denying that he ever broke his promise to maintain the independence of The Times under my editorship. Political independence was only one of the promises he made and broke. It was sad that, having lost his memory, he compensated by spectacular displays of imagination.
Harry Evans, former editor of London’s The Times and Sunday Times (and husband to our editor, Tina Brown), on Rupert Murdoch’s appearance at the Leveson Inquiry today. Sir Harry edited the papers when Rupert acquired them in 1981, and says Murdoch was actively trying to influence the papers’ content in his memoir, 'Good Times, Bad Times.’