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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jonathan Chapman
British lawmakers said Monday they will grill Rupert Murdoch's son James about newspaper phone hacking for a second time next month, as the elder Mr. Murdoch's former right-hand man denied that he knew about the scale of the wrongdoing when he paid almost 250,000 pounds ($400,000) to a reporter convicted of illegal eavesdropping.
Former News International executives on Tuesday challenged testimony given by their bosses — Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch — with one saying the elder Mr. Murdoch had gotten it wrong when he blamed outside lawyers for improperly investigating the company's tabloid phone-hacking scandal.
Four former News International executives challenged statements made to Parliament by their bosses - Rupert and James Murdoch - with one saying Tuesday that Rupert Murdoch wrongly blamed outside lawyers for improperly investigating his company's phone hacking scandal.
Lawyers and former executives have cast fresh doubt on the denials made by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and his son James over Britain's phone-hacking scandal, raising the prospect that James Murdoch could be recalled for a new grilling by U.K. legislators.
Lawyers and former executives have cast fresh doubt on the denials made by Rupert and James Murdoch over Britain's phone hacking scandal, raising the prospect that the media tycoon's son could be recalled for a new grilling by U.K. legislators.
Lawyers and former executives have cast fresh doubt on the denials made by Rupert and James Murdoch about Britain's phone hacking scandal, raising the prospect that the media tycoon's son could be recalled for a new grilling by Parliament.
"I don't think Mr. Murdoch had his facts right," Mr. Chapman told lawmakers. "He was wrong."
Jonathan Chapman, the former director of legal affairs with News International, said the elder Mr. Murdoch made a mistake when he blamed the London law firm Harbottle & Lewis for failing to uncover the scope of the hacking scandal back in 2007.