What’s Parliament Going to Ask Murdoch Next?
12:30 pm, July 30th | by Amy Tennery
Yesterday was a good day for James Murdoch — BSkyB had announced they’d keep him on as chairman, which was sort of a crucial win for the embattled media titan. And while Parliament did note that wanted “further details” on some of his disputed claims, Murdoch could address these issues in writing, without going through the ordeal of (yet another) hearing. Or so we thought.
Now it would seem that Parliament is ready to call Murdoch back — we just don’t know when.
Parliament is “poised to recall” Murdoch, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, which means he might come back. Maybe. At some point.
So, what will they ask him? Well, certainly the outcry from former NOTW attorney Tom Crone will come up. But what can come of this? As has been previously reported, there may be little tangible evidence that Crone can point to in order to back up his claims. Of course, if there is some kind of documentation proving Murdoch knew about the scope of the hacking long before he claims he did, there won’t be this he-said, Crone-said business anymore.
And since Murdoch has already argued publicly that his testimony was legit, what could come of this new Parliament meeting? Will he say in Parliament what he’s already said to the press? Seems less than helpful.
For what it’s worth, it would seem that all the excitement surrounding the case is happening on in the U.S. these days, isn’t it?