Wrong to call cops incompetent - Murdoch

Last updated 05:00 26/07/2013
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RUPERT MURDOCH: Secretly taped.

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Rupert Murdoch says he should not have questioned the competence of police carrying out an investigation into wrongdoing at his UK newspapers.

In a secretly taped recording that emerged earlier this month - obtained by the ExaroNews journalism website and broadcast on Channel 4 News - the media baron called wrongdoing by his British newspapers "next to nothing" and described cops as "totally incompetent."

In a letter responding to a lawmaker's request to explain his comments, Murdoch said he had used the "wrong adjectives" when voicing his frustration with the investigation.

Murdoch added that he is "in no position to judge the competence of the investigation and should never have done so," but that he personally feels the phone-hacking probe has "gone on too long."

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