Murdoch Cameron Testify In News Corp Scandal

07.20.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Parliament heard two key testimonies this week about the News Corp scandal -- in which reporters are accused of hacking into over 4,000 private cell phone voicemails to steal exclusive stories, even collaborating with police in some cases.

Rupert Murdoch, the man that owns News Corp -- took the stand Tuesday with his son James, and denied any wrongdoing. At one point, someone watching them tried to throw a pie at Murdoch, until Murdoch's wife clocked him. Murdoch is known for owning Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and Zondervan -- the world's biggest Bible publisher. Zondervan is owned by Harper Collins, which is owned by News Corp. Zondervan issued a statement last night, saying, "This does not present an ethical dilemma for us -- we will continue to operate with autonomy, as we always have, for the past 80 years."

Today, British Prime Minister David Cameron got rousing support today when he took the stand in Parliament, speaking to both houses about his police team in England. He said, "I want to see radical proposals for how we can open up our police force and bring in fresh leadership. The government is introducing elected police and crime commissioners, ensuring there's an individual holding our local force to account." He continued, "Why should all police officers have to start at the same level? Why shouldn't someone with a different skill set be able to join the police force in a senior role? Why shouldn't someone who's been a proven success overseas be able to help us turn around the force here at home?"