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Murdoch calls inquiry appearance 'most humble day'

News Corp. faces questioning about phone hacking

  • James Murdoch, with his father, Rupert Murdoch, address Britain's Parliament on Tuesday about News Corp.'s phone hacking scandal.
    luckieboot screengrabJames Murdoch, with his father, Rupert Murdoch, address Britain's Parliament on Tuesday about News Corp.'s phone hacking scandal.

Rupert Murdoch described an appearance before British lawmakers Tuesday to answer questions over alleged phone hacking by News of the World as "the most humble day of my life."

Lawmakers are seeking to uncover the extent of criminality at Murdoch's News of the World tabloid.

James Murdoch, meanwhile, apologized for phone hacking at the tabloid newspaper owner by his father's media empire.

James Murdoch, 38, the heir apparent who has been chairman and CEO of News Corp.'s European and Asian operations since 2007, told British lawmakers that "these actions do not live up to the standards our company aspires to," the Globe and Mail reports

The two men were being grilled before an appearance by their former U.K. newspaper chief, Rebekah Brooks.

The 80-year-old chief executive officer of New York-based News Corp., whose media empire spans Asia, Europe, the United States and Latin America.

This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.

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