‘Vanity Fair’ is already selling its next big Murdochs piece from Sarah Ellison (in the June issue)

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Vanity Fair's Sarah Ellison has filed her latest dispatch.

The piece is slated for the June issue, but a publicist for the magazine started teasing out bits and pieces of it this morning, presumably hoping to build momentum for the piece on the testimony yesterday and the day before of Rupert and James Murdoch in the ongoing Parliamentary investigation into the practices of the British press.

Some samples:

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“James is damaged goods, so no one, with the possible exception of his father, will protect him,” a former News Corp. executive tells V.F. contributing editor Sarah Ellison. “He has no allies left. None.” As James testifies before the Leveson Inquiry, the scandal consuming News Corp. appears to have endless legs. In the June issue, Ellison lays out the timeline and logistics of the company’s own internal investigation and finds the elder Murdoch caught between the brazen empire he created and its coldblooded strategy for survival.

Meanwhile, you can catch on the latest Leveson updates regarding the elder Murdoch here and here.

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