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...

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

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...

FOX News Radio's Emily Wither has more from London...

See video of the attack HERE:


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Afterwards, a British lawmaker commended Murdoch's wife, Wendi Deng...

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