Murdoch dubbed "Mafia boss" of News Corp phone-hacking scandal

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James Murdoch turned on his former News of the World colleagues as he fought to survive a second grilling over a phone-hacking scandal by British politicians and keep his place in his father's media empire, News Corp.

Murdoch blamed Colin Myler, the last editor of the now-defunct Sunday tabloid, for giving him incomplete information, and accused the newspaper's ex-legal chief, Tom Crone, of misleading the committee of MPs investigating the hacking.

Previously, News Corp had maintained the hacking was the work of a lone, "rogue" royal reporter, Clive Goodman, and private detective Glenn Mulcaire. Both went to jail for the offence in 2007.

Though Murdoch appeared regretful, the parliamentarians questioning him did not seem to buy his story. At one point, Labour lawmaker Tom Watson compared him to a "Mafia boss".

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Westminster, England.

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