NotW Execs: James Murdoch Testimony ‘Mistaken’

Two former senior News of the World executives said Thursday that News Corp. deputy COO James Murdoch was “mistaken” in his testimony before the Parliamentary Committee he faced Tuesday. Colin Myler, the editor of the paper until it was shut down two weeks ago, and Tom Crone, the paper’s former head of legal affairs, said testimony their former boss had given about an out-of-court settlement to Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor was “mistaken.” They claim they had told Murdoch about an email that directly contradicted the “rogue reporter” theory of phone hacking. This directly contradicts what Murdoch told the select committee. Murdoch issued a statement denying that he misled the committee.