Murdoch: Never Read Hacking Email

    LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 29:  James Murdoch leaves the annual general meeting of BSkyB after resisting calls for him to stand down as chairman on November 29, 2011 in London, England. A portion of shareholders are reportedly set to vote against Mr Murdoch's re-appointment to Chairman as they believe his connections to News International's phone hacking scandal could damage BSkyB's reputation.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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    In parliamentary hearings on Tuesday, James Murdoch insisted that a crucial email sent to him regarding the pervasiveness of phone hacking at News of the World went unread. But his testimony may not be so credible, as evidence shows Murdoch actually replied to the email—in which an editor confided that phone hacking at the paper had escalated beyond one reporter—within three minutes of receiving it. Murdoch blames it on his Blackberry, saying he did not read the full contents of the mail. Over the weekend, The Guardian, which had fueled the News of the World controversy with a story this summer about journalists who had deleted messages from a disappeared girl’s phone—giving her parents false hope that she was alive—ran a belated correction, noting evidence that shows News of the World was not responsible for the deleted messages.

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