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Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch today testified that he had no responsibility for illegal phone hacking carried out by his employees at News Corp. Murdoch also told the Parliament committee that he has seen “no evidence” that victims of the September 11 attacks in the United States were victims of phone hacking by his employees and does not believe it happened. In his 57 years at the head of the company, “at no time do I remember being aswhen I heard what the Dowler family had to endure — nor do I recall being as angry as when I was told that the News of the World could have compounded their distress."—-

After a few “cough, cough, bullshit’s” came from the men in wigs, Murdy said, “The News of the World is less than 1 percent of our company,” and he may have “lost sight” of the paper because it was “so small in the general frame of the company.”

You don’t lose sight of the biggest selling English language newspaper in the world.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is trying to downplay the religious implications of his quip about feeling “called” to run for president. Perry told The Des Moines Register last week that he’s “getting more and more comfortable every day that this is what I’ve been called to do.” Asked about the comment yesterday, Perry said there are a lot of different ways to be called. For instance, I could call in sick to work today. Perry could call himself a savior to the American people. I could call Perry a clown.

According to a new poll conducted by CBS, President Obama is the lesser of the three evils in the handling of the debt ceiling negotiations.

A Wyoming man traveling through Nashville International Airport today popped up at the front of the TSA checkpoint with a rager. “I’m next,” Warren Kelvin, 34, screamed at the front of the security line. According to TSA officials, Kelvin popped two Viagra and wore sweatpants without boxers. “I thought he was carrying a baton in his pants,” said Amanda Watershed, second shift supervisor of the A Terminal at Nashville International Airport. “Nope… That was his penis. Even after we let him pass through he kept walking out of the terminal and getting back in line. Finally, Duncan had to bite the bullet for everyone and do a thorough screening of him in a private [security] room.”

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