Skip to comments.Analyzing The Rupert Murdoch Divorce: Why Wendi May Not Go Quietly
Posted on 06/16/2013 9:38:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Hong Kong gossip has it that the first time Wendi Deng met her future husband Rupert Murdoch, she accidentally-on-purpose spilled red wine on his trousers. Recounted by the Australian journalist Eric Ellis, the story is probably apocryphal, but it still captures something important: she is the sort of person other people like to tell stories about and the more outrageous the better.
Deng is evidently not one to be bound by normal rules. And that is why we may wonder whether even Rupert Murdoch, equipped as he is with a steel-trap mind (not to mention the best prenuptial advice money can buy), may have ventured out of his depth. Although conventional wisdom has it that the divorce will proceed smoothly and without undue strain, an analysis of the circumstantial evidence suggests otherwise.
Accused of social climbing, gold-digging, and even sleeping her way to the top, Deng has now suddenly seen her name linked with everyone from Google GOOG -0.26% boss Eric Schmidt to British Prime Minister Tony Blair (the latter surely an absolute absurdity). What seems certain is that if fortune favors the bold, few women have ever more studiedly embodied that principle.
An unshakeable self-confidence seems to be key. When in her mid twenties she began work in Hong Kong as a lowly gofer for an English-language television station, for instance, she immediately developed unorthodox techniques for making an impression. One gambit was to waltz in unannounced on senior executives to introduce herself. As recounted by Ellis, a particularly memorable episode concerned Robert Bland, a pony-tailed Australian, who as head of the stations successful advertising sales department was not one to be messed with. Having introduced herself the previous day, she spotted him walking down a corridor.
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When a rich man submits to a gold-bricker he looks at it as a business transaction.
After reading her life-story elsewhere, this woman is the word “gold-digger” defined.
I don't think women actually do that (but then I'm not a woman).
She is one of those “Russian” Chinese brides that has lived by her wits all her life. Totally different mindset on what it takes to survive. It’s a skill set.
I DO remember that, and with mere split seconds to react, I think she reacted out of love for him. That video is proof of that.
can you please move the camera just a little to the left. LOL
Dang dat Deng!
Well, as the story argues, she is not a person you would want to offend.
On the other hand, neither is Murdoch. I wouldn’t want to get in a fight with either one of them.
This has the makings of a good Kung Fu movie.
Yeah, she sure looks happy.(/sarcasm)
Those pie throwers should be slapped by a crazy Chinese woman!
Should be the law!
Now she is a person you cannot afford (to offend)
Accused of social climbing, gold-digging, and even sleeping her way to the top,
Except the sleeping part it sounds like Hillary.
“I think she reacted out of love for him. That video is proof of that.”
Married for fourteen years and two kids would also indicate that she was more than simply a gold-digging trophy wife.
I think initially her motive was ‘going for the gold’, but then she grew to love him. That’s not unusual.
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