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Bloomberg reports that when Ofcom, the British regulator, gave News Corp's UK broadcaster BSkyB the clear today, declaring it fit and proper BUT condemning James Murdoch in a career ending fashion (according to the conservative newspaper The Telegraph) it was obliged by James's own defence to do so.
If this is not a proven case of evisceration, but DYI, I don't know what is :
Murdoch's defense in the phone hacking scandal is that he was unaware of its extent until it was publicly confirmed, because he didn't read the full text of a key e-mail.... didn't ask enough questions when the Guardian and the New York Times published allegations and didn't read the legal advice before signing off on a [million dollar] ...early phone hacking suit. To accept Murdoch's account of his role in a phone hacking cover-up, Ofcom had to conclude that he was incompetent and irresponsible.......
Those who wish to learn more about the decision can do so by going to ceeb's diary which gives the initial story as this diarist is obliged to leave the toobz until this evening EDT. BYO popcorn.