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James Murdoch grilled by UK inquiry

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 03:30

April 24 - James Murdoch has blamed subordinates for keeping him in the dark about illegal behavior when he ran his father Rupert's UK newspaper empire. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION James Murdoch has blamed subordinates for keeping him in the dark about illegal behaviour when he ran his father Rupert's UK newspaper empire. Once seen as the clear heir apparent to his father's News Corp business, the 39-year-old was grilled at a high-profile judicial inquiry into Britain's press culture. It was set up in the wake of revelations that the News of the World illegally hacked into phone messages on an industrial scale to get scoops. The inquiry, ordered by Prime Minister David Cameron, also examines the relationship between the Murdochs and politicians to establish whether these close ties helped journalists feel above the law.

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James Murdoch grilled by UK inquiry

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 03:30