He only read the top of the email, not the email chain below

Lesson 1: When in trouble you can always do better than the "who has time to read emails?" defence! :)

Murdoch said: "I am confident that I did not review the full email chain at the time or afterwards," in part because Myler's note had been sent to him at the weekend.
Lesson 2: don't read mails over the weekend :)

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James Murdoch: I didn't read crucial phone-hacking email
News International boss was sent email in 2008 showing practice went beyond rogue reporter