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Topic - Parliament'S Culture, Media And Sport Committee
Not fit to run a major company. It is a damning judgment on Rupert Murdoch, a threat to his British assets — and a headache for Britain's government.
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.
London police arrested Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch's former British CEO, in the phone hacking and police bribery scandal Sunday, and the former News of the World editor said she was "assisting the police with their inquiries."
Embattled media mogul Rupert Murdoch caved in to pressure from Britain's Parliament Thursday as he and his son James first refused, then agreed, to appear next week before lawmakers investigating phone hacking and bribery by employees of their British newspaper empire.
Rupert Murdoch and his son James first refused, then agreed Thursday to appear before U.K. lawmakers investigating phone hacking and police bribery, while in the U.S., the FBI opened an investigation into allegations the Murdoch media empire sought to hack into the phones of Sept. 11 victims.
Rupert Murdoch is defending News Corp.'s handling of a U.K. newspaper scandal, saying his media company will recover from any damages wrought by phone-hacking and police bribery allegations.