December 13th, 2011
10:43 AM ET

James Murdoch warned over phone hacking, e-mail shows

The editor of the News of the World tabloid e-mailed proprietor James Murdoch in 2008 about a phone-hacking case, saying, "Unfortunately it is as bad as we feared," according to a copy of the correspondence published by Parliament Tuesday.

Murdoch concedes in a letter to lawmakers that he replied to the e-mail but does not admit having read it.

Murdoch is at the center of a scandal over illegal eavesdropping by the newspaper, which he shut down in July in the face of public fury at phone hacking.

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  1. banasy©

    He admits to *replying* to the email, but he denies having *read* it.

    Riiiiight.

    December 13, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Curious

    It happens, Banasy. Just ask Eric Holder.

    December 13, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Waterboard Mrs. Sandusky

    At least Murdoch isn't covering for Sandusky.

    December 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bigwilliestyles

    He's too big and well connected to touch. This is just a charade to pretend that he is reachable by the 'hand of justice'.

    December 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |