Les Hinton, chief executive of Dow Jones, is being blamed by people close to News Corp, for failing to get to grips with the News of the World phone hacking scandal when he was in charge of Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspaper group, the FT reports. Hinton could become the most senior casualty of the crisis, deflecting blame from James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks. According to The Guardian, Hinton was among five News International executives who had access to the News of the World’s 2007 internal inquiry on hacking. Seperately, the FT says UK prime minister David Cameron is trying to find a way to delay News Corp’s takeover of British Sky Broadcasting in light of the hacking scandal.
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