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UK Hearings into the News Corp phone hacking scandal before the House of Commons culture, media and sport committee are underway:

The hearings were on Tuesday were being held in two bland committee rooms across from the House of Commons, close to the River Thames in the Westminster area of central London.

News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch and his son James are scheduled to appear at 9:30 am EDT and News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks is scheduled to appear at 10:30 am EDT.

The Guardian reports that the hearings are running behind schedule, perhaps an hour and a half, but you can follow on its LIVE BLOG, and take note of who is speaking at the moment.

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Murdoch says he is not responsible, and calls it "the most humble day of [his] life."

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  1. Please, oh please, let Fox News crash and burn in this scandal!!

    Posted by: Chadd | Jul 19, 2011 9:20:43 AM


  2. And we can rest assured that he will give the TRUTH, the WHOLE truth, and NOTHING but the truth because that's what his "news" empire is known for.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Jul 19, 2011 9:30:01 AM


  3. This whole thing is a dog and pony show. A lot of British politicians have links to Rupert. They are not going to want everything to come out. Don't fall for the dog and pony show.

    Posted by: jason | Jul 19, 2011 9:37:46 AM


  4. Is the son a homo?

    Posted by: just sayin' | Jul 19, 2011 9:40:52 AM


  5. For such a big event, that little blurb couldn't have been more boring. Held in a conference room? You don't say! And it's near the House of Commons! Which is near the River Thames! Which is in Westminster! Which is in London!

    Posted by: Brian | Jul 19, 2011 9:42:24 AM


  6. I think the woman in pink sitting behind Rupert and his son is Rupert's Chinese wife. Rupert married her about 10 years ago, I believe. Some speculated that it might have something to do with Rupert's desire to build his empire in China.

    Posted by: jason | Jul 19, 2011 9:57:21 AM


  7. Off with their heads!

    Posted by: The Red Queen | Jul 19, 2011 10:06:47 AM


  8. It's hard to imagine that Murdoch's US entities haven't gotten up to similar villainy. It's even harder to imagine US "political leaders" (nudge nudge wink wink) doing anything about it.

    Posted by: jomicur | Jul 19, 2011 10:37:02 AM


  9. murdoch built his empire and amassed his fortunes using these tactics. glad it's finally coming to light what a prick he is.

    Posted by: dan | Jul 19, 2011 12:20:38 PM


  10. 1) The character and tone of News Corp comes from the top. The ruthlessness and win-at-all-costs mentality is Murdoch's. 2) I think James Murdoch is kind of cute.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Jul 19, 2011 12:39:54 PM


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