The British Culture, Media and Sport committee released its report Tuesday on the British phone having investigation. The report found that some senior executives at the now-defunct British tabloid “News of the World” and at News International mislead Parliament.
However, the report did not find evidence to suggest James or Rupert Murdoch mislead the committee.
Members were divided over language in the report stating that “Rupert Murdoch was unfit to run an international company”. Because of this language in the report, the committee did not have unanimous support.
Reporters asked several questions on the consequences for those charged with misleading Parliament and questions on the divisions within the Culture committee over the final report.
Last year, the committee, led by Conservative member John Whittingdale, launched several hearings on the phone hacking scandal. Witnesses included: James & Rupert Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks and the former editor of the now-defunct, News of the World tabloid.