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Smith: 'I was 'bombarded by information' from News Corp

The Culture Secretary's former special adviser has told the Leveson Inquiry that a lobbyist for Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation "bombarded" him with information about the media giant's bid to take over BSkyB.

Adam Smith said Jeremy Hunt and his department knew he was in contact with Fred Michel, News Corp's former director of public affairs in Europe, but Mr Smith, said he ignored much of the correspondence sent to him by the lobbyist.

"A lot of the information he sent me, I did nothing with," he told the hearing.

  • 25 May 2012
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