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This week, Hunt was in damage control mode as he faces allegations about his connections to News Corp.'s takeover bid for BSkyB, the British satellite broadcaster. Hunt -- whose department oversees the arts, media, cultural heritage, sports, the Olympics and more -- is accused of being partial to News Corp. and showing favoritism toward the company.
Hunt, who is a member of
At the center of the Hunt scandal is a series of e-mails that allegedly prove that the department acted improperly during the BSkyB bid process, according to reports in the British press. The e-mails are said to show that Smith passed along vital information to News Corp.
Hunt addressed the House of Commons Wednesday, saying that he handled the bidding process with "scrupulous fairness."