19 Jul '11, 3pm

Rupert Murdoch denies responsibility for 'fiasco'

LONDON: Rupert Murdoch said Tuesday he faced "the most humble day of my life" but denied responsibility for the phone-hacking scandal as the media mogul and his son faced a grilling from British lawmakers. In testimony that at times stumbled to a halt, the 80-year-old News Corporation chief said he was appalled by the activities of the shuttered News of the World newspaper but shifted the blame onto the people who worked for him. He also told a parliamentary committee there was no evidence the tabloid hacked the phones of 9/11 victims, a key allegation being investigated by the FBI that could threaten his US operations. "This is the most humble day of my life," the Australian-born Rupert Murdoch said in a brief opening statement to the British parliament's Culture, Media and Sport committee. The scandal over the hacking of voicemails at the News of the World has rocked Mur...

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