Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Andy Coulson: 'Where's the evidence?'

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson told MPs today there was no evidence connecting him to The Guardian's fresh phone hacking allegations surrounding the NoW.
He admitted that "things went badly wrong and I took the blame" when he resigned over the Clive Goodman hacking case in 2007. Coulson described Goodman as "a rogue reporter" and said he was unaware of any other illegal hacking going on while he was editor.
Coulson told the Commons culture and media committee that the police, the Guardian and the Press Complaints Commission had all said he had no direct involvement in phone hacking.
He said the NoW was a paper with a much bigger budget than the Guardian, handling many stories and he did not "micro-manage" every one going into the paper.

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