1. UH-OH

    Murdoch Son Lied at Hearing: Report

    Chief executive of News Corporation Europe and Asia, James Murdoch, arrives at the News International headquarters in London, Tuesday, July 19, 2011. James Murdoch is due to appear later Tuesday at a Select Committee for questioning on phone hacking. News of the World is accused of hacking into the mobile phones of crime victims, celebrities and politicians. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Sang Tan / AP Photo

    Citing legal documents, The Guardian claims James Murdoch lied before Parliament at his hearing Tuesday, covering up the sum of a hush-money payout to an alleged hacking victim. Murdoch, whose father Rupert is CEO of News Corp., told Parliament that the company’s settlement with Gordon Taylor, chief executive of a footballers’ union, likely amounted to £250,000. But The Guardian says the figure is actually £425,000—and with legal costs thrown in, the amount of the entire coverup is almost £1 million. Taylor’s silence was reportedly essential to keeping up the defense that hacking at Murdoch’s tabloids was limited to one “rogue” reporter.

    Read it at The Guardian