Update 2:00 p.m. News Corp. has released a statement and, unsurprisingly, they disagree with some of the MPs' conclusions... Here's the relevant bit of protest:
News Corporation regrets, however, that the Select Committee’s analysis of the factual record was followed by some commentary that we, and indeed several members of the committee, consider unjustified and highly partisan. These remarks divided the members along party lines.
Original post: A British parliamentary committee has released its report about the News Corp. phone hacking scandal and has laid the blame for the mess squarely at the feet of company leader Rupert Murdoch. The report says that Murdoch showed a "willful blindness" to the problems in his own empire and that he "is not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company." The Culture, Media and Sport committee was the same one Murdoch was testifying before last year when he was attacked by a rogue pie thrower.
The conclusion of the Members of Parliament is that Murdoch either knew the phone hacking was going on and did nothing about it, or that he has no clue what people in his own company were up to and that neither option should be acceptable for a CEO. Once Murdoch did find out he should have done something about it, but chose to cover up the wrongdoing instead.