Top Talker: Murdoch in the hot seat

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 Rupert Murdoch and his son James, appearing at a British Parliament hearing to address the ongoing hacking and bribery scandal surrounding their company, News Corporation. British lawmakers grilled the elder Murdoch for hours, but the mogul insisted that he is not to blame for the incident that brought down his UK tabloid, “News of the World.” The former CEO of Murdoch’s News International Group, Rebekah Brooks, also answered questions in front of the committee yesterday. Brooks offered a personal apology, saying she was shocked by reports that journalists had hacked a teenage murder victim’s phone. But the big fireworks came when a protester tried to hit Murdoch in the face with a shaving cream pie. Murdoch’s wife, Wendi, ran to defend her husband, smacking the attacker in the head. Meanwhile, the House of Commons is releasing a new report today, accusing News International of attempting to “deliberately thwart” the phone hacking inquiry. It also accuses Scotland Yard of a “catalogue of failures” for their investigations into the claims.  

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