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Historian Andrew Roberts defends Murdoch's links to PMs

27 April 2012 Last updated at 12:37 BST

Historian Andrew Roberts claimed Rupert Murdoch's questioning at the Leveson Inquiry had resembled a kangaroo court.

He said it was absurd to portray Murdoch as a "Darth Vader figure" as he looked at the historical links between newspaper owners and politicians going back more than 100 years.

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