Tony Blair At Leveson Inquiry: Former Pm Defends Ties To Murdoch (live Video)

LONDON -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was questioned Monday by an inquiry into media ethics set up to deal with the fallout from the phone hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. media empire.Blair, who served as prime minister between 1997 and 2007, is godfather to one of the powerful tycoon's children and his former Labour government has been described by several colleagues as being too close to Murdoch and his media empire.Read More...

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