WHAT RUPERT MURDOCH SAID: BEST OF THE REST

● [The News of the World] was interested in coverage of celebrities, yes. Salacious gossip? Certainly not.

● Spreading myths about Murdochs has become an industry, which I hope the Leveson inquiry will put to bed.

● I may not be able to know what every journalist is writing, but it is certainly the duty of the editor to take responsibility for every word in his newspaper.

● I do not tell journalists to promote our TV channels or films. Read NY Post’s reviews of Fox films – they kill them.

● The phone hacking scandal is a serious blot on my reputation.

● Asking Prime Ministers for favours would be unethical, that’s why I didn’t do it. Ask them.

● I am guilty of not paying enough attention to the News of the World.

● I nearly went broke – I even mortgaged my apartment in New York.

● I stand by every word of [my comments about Gordon Brown].