NewsCorp Chief Murdoch Appears Before Parliamentary Committee, Answers Questions [VIDEO]

NewsCorp CEO Rupert Murdoch appeared before a British Parliamentary Committee on Tuesday for a hearing into the phone-hacking scandal involving the now-closed The News of the World.  The result: apologies, explanations…and a physical attack against Murdoch himself.

While Murdoch called the revelations “humbling,” he said that his day-to-day involvement with the tabloid was minimal…

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But, he also said he is the man to clean up the mess left in the wake of the scandal…

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As for how things like phone hacking were ever allowed to happen, Murdoch said the newspaper was very small and the oversight of it simply failed…

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FOX News Radio’s Emily Wither has more from London…

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See video of the attack HERE:

Afterwards, a British lawmaker commended Murdoch’s wife, Wendi Deng…

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