A member of the protest group Avaaz dresses as Rupert Murdoch (C) as he holds puppets depicting British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt (R) during a demonstration outside the High Court in central London on April 25, 2012 where Murdoch was giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry. Rupert Murdoch tried to downplay his political influence in landmark testimony to the inquiry into press ethics on April 25, even as evidence from his media empire prompted a government aide to resign. The 81-year-old mogul, speaking on oath during his first appearance at the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics, hit out at "sinister inferences" about his ties to British leaders over the past four decades.