Former News Corp. Executives Say James Murdoch's Testimony 'Mistaken'08:04
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James Murdoch, Wendy Murdoch and Rupert Murdoch during parlimentary testimony. (Photo Courtesy of Russia Today)
James Murdoch, Wendy Murdoch and Rupert Murdoch during parlimentary testimony. (Photo Courtesy of Russia Today)

Two former executives at the embattled News Corp. are contradicting the testimony that James Murdoch gave to the British Parliament.

James Murdoch runs the company's British operations, including the now-defunct News of The World.  He told Parliament he was not aware of evidence that the phone hacking by his reporters was widespread, but the executives say they had given evidence to Murdoch showing that phone hacking was not limited to "a lone rogue reporter," as the company has claimed.

Parliamentarians are calling for an investigation into Murdoch's testimony, and the British Prime Minister says James Murdoch needs to answer questions about "what he knew and when he knew it."

Guest:

  • Michael Tomasky, special correspondent to Newsweek/Daily Beast, and editor of the journal Democracy

This segment aired on July 22, 2011.

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