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James Murdoch testifies on cellphone hacking case

James Murdoch, son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, appeared before a judicial inquiry that is looking into the ethical behavior of the British press. Murdoch testified that while he had taken over his family-owned tabloid, News of the World in 2007, he had no editorial control over the paper. The younger Murdoch then blamed his subordinates for not making him aware of the hacking of cellphone messages of politicians, celebrities and other personalities. Had he been aware, he would have called on newspaper executives to “cut out the cancer.”

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