At British inquiry, Rupert Murdoch defends 50-year record

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 | 9:50 a.m. CDT; updated 10:52 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 25, 2012

LONDON — News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch defended his globe-spanning, half-a-century long media career Wednesday, telling an official inquiry into U.K. media ethics that he never gave his editors orders on who to back or used his political sway for financial gain.