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Analyzing The Rupert Murdoch Divorce: Why Wendi May Not Go Quietly
Forbes ^ | 06/15/2013 | amonn Fingleton, Contributor

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 station’s 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: divorce; rupertmurdoch

Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng in happier days.
1 posted on 06/16/2013 9:38:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
REMEMBER THIS:


“Mr. Murdoch, your wife has a very good left hook.” -British Labor MP Tom Watson told Rupert Murdoch after his wife, Wendi Deng, smacked a man who threw a “pie” at Murdoch during today’s hacking-scandal hearing before Parliament.
2 posted on 06/16/2013 9:40:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

When a rich man submits to a gold-bricker he looks at it as a business transaction.


3 posted on 06/16/2013 9:41:27 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SeekAndFind
what'd he expect??? it's not like she married him for his looks or body... it was SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!
4 posted on 06/16/2013 9:43:31 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

Deng DANG!

5 posted on 06/16/2013 9:43:49 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Chode

After reading her life-story elsewhere, this woman is the word “gold-digger” defined.


6 posted on 06/16/2013 9:48:23 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Chode
it's not like she married him for his looks or body.

I don't think women actually do that (but then I'm not a woman).

7 posted on 06/16/2013 9:54:38 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: PGR88
100%
8 posted on 06/16/2013 9:56:08 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: RoosterRedux
prolly not, just sayin...
9 posted on 06/16/2013 9:56:33 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


10 posted on 06/16/2013 10:05:51 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


11 posted on 06/16/2013 10:10:42 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: SeekAndFind

can you please move the camera just a little to the left. LOL


12 posted on 06/16/2013 10:11:46 AM PDT by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dang dat Deng!


13 posted on 06/16/2013 10:14:17 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


14 posted on 06/16/2013 10:16:43 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, she sure looks happy.(/sarcasm)


15 posted on 06/16/2013 10:54:03 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: SeekAndFind

Those pie throwers should be slapped by a crazy Chinese woman!

Should be the law!


16 posted on 06/16/2013 11:40:23 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Cicero

Now she is a person you cannot afford (to offend)


17 posted on 06/16/2013 11:41:35 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Accused of social climbing, gold-digging, and even sleeping her way to the top,

Except the sleeping part it sounds like Hillary.


18 posted on 06/16/2013 1:47:31 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“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.


19 posted on 06/16/2013 8:52:51 PM PDT by PotatoHeadMick
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To: PotatoHeadMick

I think initially her motive was ‘going for the gold’, but then she grew to love him. That’s not unusual.


20 posted on 06/17/2013 9:02:51 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: PotatoHeadMick

Also, I notice that she struck that guy without any regard to her falling down. She ‘took one for the team’, the team being Rupert Murdoch.


21 posted on 06/17/2013 9:04:58 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow.. The more I study this animated gif the more I realize that men are so beat down and paralyzed by second-guessing everything they do (due to political correctness worries), that the only people who look ready to take action around that table are the women. How sad is that?


22 posted on 06/17/2013 9:08:04 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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