Washington Post's New Publisher Under Fire: Phone Hacking Scandal Allegations Resurface

The Washington Post's new publisher, Will Lewis, faces scrutiny over alleged efforts to cover up his involvement in a British phone hacking scandal. The controversy has caused internal turmoil, leading to the departure of the top news executive, Sally Buzbee. Lewis denies any wrongdoing and calls for trust and collaboration at the Post.


PTI | Newyork | Updated: 08-06-2024 09:14 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 09:14 IST
Washington Post's New Publisher Under Fire: Phone Hacking Scandal Allegations Resurface

Will Lewis, the new publisher of The Washington Post, is under scrutiny for allegedly concealing his involvement in a British phone hacking scandal from his time with Rupert Murdoch. This controversy has led to significant internal discord, including the abrupt departure of Sally Buzbee, the Post's top news executive.

Lewis denied any misconduct and emphasized the need for trust and collective responsibility at the Post. The turmoil comes at a critical juncture as the media outlet braces for a high-stakes presidential election, which will likely see stiff competition between Donald Trump and incumbent President Joe Biden.

This week, reports suggested that Lewis might have tried to influence editorial decisions at the Post to minimize coverage of the phone hacking scandal. Lewis has rebuffed these allegations, calling them unfounded and asserting his commitment to journalistic integrity.

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