(Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch on Thursday refused a demand from parliament to answer questions over alleged crimes at one of his newspapers, leaving a senior executive from his media empire to face lawmakers keen to break the media mogul's grip on politics. Police arrested a ninth suspect, named by media as a senior former editor of Murdoch's News of the World, adding weight to a government call for the media regulator to decide whether his business is fit to run British television stations. Murdochs refuse to go before parliament | Reuters King Kong sized ballz on this entire crew. UPDATE: http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/07/14/uk.phone.hacking.scandal/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 London (CNN) -- Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and his son James will attend a hearing over the phone-hacking scandal before British lawmakers next Tuesday, their company, News International, has told CNN. The House of Commons had issued the pair a summons to appear after the Murdochs initially told the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee they could not attend the July 19 hearing. get your popcorn!