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Rupert Murdoch to Appear Before British Parliament LA Times

News Corp. owner Rupert Murdoch will appear before a committee of the British Parliament to discuss comments he made on a tape about a police probe into journalists' phone hacking and payments to public officials, reports the Los Angeles Times.

"Murdoch's comments, secretly recorded during his visit to the News Corp.-owned Sun tabloid in March, have exploded into a controversy over whether the press baron was condoning the payments to officials by suggesting such behavior was part of the 'culture of Fleet Street,'" the story reports.

Scotland Yard detectives had been looking for the tape of Murdoch discussing the issues, as we reported previously. Click here to listen to a portion of the tape.

"Mr. Murdoch welcomes the opportunity to return to the Select Committee and answer their questions. He looks forward to clearing up any misconceptions as soon as possible," News Corp. said in a statement Tuesday.