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News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch is unfit to lead his media empire, an influential group of British lawmakers said Tuesday.
The press likes to cast itself as society's guardian. On Monday, the judge leading the investigation into Britain's deepening phone hacking scandal vowed to find an answer to the question: Who guards the guardians?
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.
Rupert Murdoch's former right-hand man will be questioned by British lawmakers on how much he knew about the phone-hacking scandal, lawmakers said Tuesday.
James Murdoch is being recalled for another grilling before Britain's Parliament after former News Corp. executives raised serious doubts about his account of his role in the country's tabloid phone-hacking scandal.
British police made a new arrest Thursday in the country's tabloid phone hacking scandal, while an actress and her ex-soccer player husband announced they had agreed to a settlement with the now-shuttered News of The World tabloid.
A protester splattered Rupert Murdoch with white foam on Tuesday, interrupting a dramatic hearing in which the media baron told British lawmakers he was not responsible for a phone hacking scandal that has rocked his global empire.
Rupert Murdoch, his son James and the media mogul's former top U.K. newspaper chief, Rebekah Brooks, face a grilling from lawmakers Tuesday about the intensifying phone hacking scandal, which has spread from their media empire, to the top ranks of the police and even the British prime minister's office.
Media titan Rupert Murdoch declared that his appearance Tuesday before a British parliamentary inquiry was "the most humble day of my life," taking a contrite tone over the phone-hacking scandal rocking his global empire.