Wall Street Journal hits back over phone-hacking scandal

The Wall Street Journal has attempted to redirect the criticism that has been levelled against its owner, Rupert Murdoch, against the journalists who uncovered allegations of illegal phone-hacking at the News of the World.

In an angry, unsigned editorial, the paper accuses the Guardian and the BBC of driving the phone-hacking story for “commercial and ideological motives”. It implies the Guardian did not have the right to make “lectures about journalistic standards” because of the newspaper’s involvement in publishing the WikiLeaks embassy cables — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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