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David Cameron Defends Himself In Phone Hacking Scandal

The British Prime Minister took to the floor of Parliament to defend himself against allegations that--at the very least--he showed poor judgement in hiring Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor who was arrested in the phone hacking scandal, and--at the very worst--his staff attempted to stop an inquiry into the phone hacking scandal as a political favor to Rupert Murdoch. Cue the delightfully outraged harumphs! British Parliament is like a very polite Thunderdome.

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