Murdoch inquiry can teach us a valuable lesson on accountability
Published 20/07/2011 | 05:00
At 2.30pm yesterday afternoon, Rupert Murdoch and his son James took their seats before a select committee of the British parliament.
Billionaire Rupert, a media mogul of immense wealth, power and influence, was to spend the next three hours undergoing an intense grilling by politicians on the 'News of the World' hacking scandal.
And a couple of hours earlier, another parliamentary committee had subjected Paul Stephenson and John Yates, who until a couple of days ago had been London's top cops, to a similar cross-examination.