Rupert Murdoch: This is the most humble day of my life

Rupert Murdoch interrupted his son to tell the committee he felt humbled. AFP/Getty Images
Rupert Murdoch interrupted his son to tell the committee he felt humbled. Ph

By Ian Dunt

Rupert Murdoch has told a Commons committee that his appearance is the "most humble" day of his life.

The media mogul, who appeared distant during the opening stages of the committee hearing, interrupted his son James as he was apologising on behalf of News Corp for the phone-hacking scandal.

"I want to say how sorry we are and especially to the victims of phone-hacking," James Murdoch said.


"These actions do not live up to the standards our company aspires to around the world. We want to put this right and be the company we've always aspired to be."

On the suggestion that parliament had been misled about phone-hacking, James Murdoch said: "I know, and sympathise with, the frustration of this committee."

The apology came on an extraordinary day of political theatre in Westminster, with the Murdochs joining Rebekah Brooks, Sir Paul Stephenson and John Yates in giving evidence on phone-hacking.
 

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