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British prime minister Tony Blair testified today in the wake of the phone hacking scandal at the news of the world newspaper.
the parent company of this network shut down news of the world earlier this year.
Amy Kellogg has the a former British.
He chose instead to actually manage that media and that included having a fairly close relationship with the head of News Corp.
Murdoch's papers were largely supportive of Tony Blair during his time in office.
That the media mogul and the prime minister did disagree on certain policy issues flair for example was quite pro European integration.
The former prime minister used his platform today to say that he believes actually that the media here need to reforms.
Particularly when it comes to the blurring between fact and commentary in the press and some of the tabloid -- -- in this country.
Which he pointed out we're not confined to News Corp.
the testimony went on for hours but was -- at one point -- -- A man who -- security at the royal flexible just.
The -- -- to be a documentary filmmaker called Blair a war criminal because of Iraq.
He was taken off by police and ultimately released without charge.
There appear to be on rattled by the incident but said that he fears it will be the moment most remembered from today's hearing Trace.
Amy Kellogg reporting from London Amy.
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