Scandal

Pressure Grows on James Murdoch

Pressure will continue to grow on James Murdoch this week as the BSkyB board, which he chairs, meets Monday for the first time since the latest round of the phone-hacking scandal broke. Then, on Tuesday, Parliament will consider recalling Murdoch to answer more questions after former News International executives alleged that he made “mistaken” statements and “serious inaccuracies” last time he spoke. The New York Times also says a lawyer who took part in negotiations with phone-hacking victims might come forward to challenge Murdoch’s account. The Times' David Carr, for one, thinks Murdoch is already finished: “The hooks are still in him, as Prime Minister David Cameron made clear when he said James still had ‘questions to answer.’ And so he will, gradually sinking further into the mess he has overseen.”