LONDON - Rupert Murdoch "welcomes" the chance to reappear before British lawmakers to answer questions about a leaked recording in which he appeared to dismiss evidence of wrongdoing at his U.K. newspaper titles, News Corp. said Tuesday.
The recording aught Murdoch describing the allegations against his journalists as "next to nothing," boasting that his lawyers were refusing to actively cooperate with investigators, and speaking dismissively about accusations of bribery leveled against his newspaper empire. "We're talking about payments for news tips from cops," he was quoted as saying. "That's been going on a hundred years." John Whittingdale, who chairs the House of Commons' Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said his colleagues voted Tuesday to recall Murdoch for questions over the recording.