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Murdoch Says He Was More Worried About Hacking Than BSkyB Bid

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch
News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch, right, his wife Wendi Murdoch, centre, and board member of News Corp. Lachlan Murdoch, left, are driven by car from their apartment in London. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

April 26 (Bloomberg) -- News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said he was more worried in early 2011 about the phone-hacking scandal at the company’s News of the World tabloid than delays in its bid to buy British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc.

Murdoch testified at a media-ethics inquiry in London today triggered by the phone-hacking scandal.

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