Mark November 10 down on your calendars, phone-hacking-scandal watchers: that's the day News Corp. exec James Murdoch will testify in front of the U.K. Parliament yet again, Reuters and the Associated Press are reporting. "British lawmakers said Monday they will grill Rupert Murdoch's son James about newspaper phone hacking for a second time next month, as Murdoch's former right-hand man denied that he knew about the scale of the wrongdoing when he paid 250,000 pounds ($400,000) to a reporter convicted of illegal eavesdropping," according to the AP. Though there's long been speculation that Murdoch the Younger would be brought before Parliament again to clarify some apparent contradictions between his testimony in July and the testimony of two other News of the World executives, today we finally have confirmation that the second hearing will occur. The news "came as Murdoch's predecessor at the British newspaper arm, Les Hinton, appeared before the same committee for a second time, saying he had not been complicit in a cover up and that he had not realized the scale of the problem," Reuters reports, but as paidContent's UK editor Robert Andrews noticed in the image above, the medium of Hinton's address (he appeared via video) may have trumped his message.
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