Murdoch “humbled” by parliamentary grilling

News Corp. chief “appalled” by hacking scandal

Press baron Rupert Murdoch, enmeshed in Britain’s ongoing phone hacking scandal, appeared before a Commons media committee with his son, James, on Tuesday to answer questions about what he knew and when. The Australian native called the appearance “the most humble day of [his] life” and said he had been “appalled and ashamed” to learn that murder victim Milly Dowler’s phone had been hacked. James, the chairman of News International, told the committee the company had failed to live up to their own standards. Once seen as the heir apparent to his father’s media empire, James Murdoch appeared chagrined as he apologized to those who’d had their voicemail messages intercepted.