A PARLIAMENTARY committee may have been misled by an unctuous corporate sleaze-ball who was there for the sole reason of covering his sorry arse.
It has emerged that James Murdoch may actually have been aware of one thing about the company he runs and could now be forced to pay lawyers to come up with a skilfully modernised version of what he actually knew.
Murdoch approved a payment of £700,000 to Gordon Taylor after the News of the World hacked into Taylor’s voicemail and revealed he had been responsible for almost 20 years worth of English footballers.
But earlier this week Murdoch told the culture, media and sport committee that at the time he did not know the paper had also been hacking the phones of everyone else who was alive at the time.
But two former News International executives have now pointed out that Murdoch is someone who always been very keen to remain immensely rich and not in prison.
Former NotW editor, Colin Myler, said: “Like many people across the country I watched James Murdoch on the telly and thought, ‘that guy is obviously full of bullshit. How is he getting away wth this?’.
“The carefully rehearsed answers, the overstated contrition and, you know, his face and stuff.”
He added: “Oh yeah, and then last night I remembered that he also got this email a couple of years ago which – if he read it – means he knows everything.”