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WATCH: Man Hurls Pie At Rupert Murdoch

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LONDON (AP) - Rupert Murdoch is refusing to take personal blame for the phone hacking scandal that has shaken his global media empire.

Murdoch told a committee of the British Parliament today that the scandal is the fault of people he trusted. He said he's "appalled" at the hacking of the phone of a murdered schoolgirl by his News of the World tabloid.

Earlier, son James Murdoch apologized for the hacking. He said "these actions do not live up to the standards our company aspires to." His father said he lost sight of News of the World because it
was such a small part of his company.

A protester interrupted the hearing by splattering the senior Murdoch with white foam in a foil pie dish.

Later, former News International official Rebekah Brooks apologized for the scandal involving intercepted telephone messages. She was the editor of the News of the World during the time that a murdered teenager's phone was hacked in search of material for news stories.

Brooks was arrested Sunday, but freed on bail in connection with the case.

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