Lawyers Prep Murdoch for Hearing

    Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corp, addresses a crowded Wall Street Journal newsroom on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 in New York. Murdoch's $5 billion-plus bid for Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, cleared its final hurdle Thursday as shareholders of the financial publishing company gave their approval, setting up the deal to close later in the day. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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    Rupert Murdoch has a few days to collect his thoughts before Tuesday's parliamentary hearing, and he's taking advice from the best lawyers in the game. The same attorneys and PR experts who rescued David Letterman’s reputation during the blackmail scandal over affairs with his colleagues are prepping Murdoch for his appearance in front of a parliamentary select committee. His son James and former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks will also be present at the hearing. According to Murdoch’s biographer Michael Wolff, he’s going to need all the help he can get: “He is pretty inarticulate, mumbles all the time, and is incredibly defensive.”

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