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Watch Video: Rupert Murdoch hit with pie attack, wife hits back
Hotair ^ | 07/19/2011 | Ed Morrisey

Posted on 07/19/2011 10:48:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

You mess with Murdoch … you mess with the whole family. ABC News puts a spotlight on the reaction of Wendy Deng Murdoch to an attack on her husband, News Corp mogul Rupert Murdoch, as he and his son James testified before a Parliamentary committee earlier today:

A Parliament hearing into hacking by News Corp. journalists erupted into chaos Tuesday as CEO Rupert Murdoch was attacked by a man with what appeared to be a pie.

Wendi Deng Murdoch, his wife, rose from her seat behind her husband to protect him and took a swing at the intruder. The man was taken away from the scene and the committee temporarily suspended the hearing.

Hopefully Mrs. Murdoch landed that slap. Regardless of what one thinks of Murdoch’s politics or business practices, it hardly constitutes an act of courage to sneak up on an old man and assault him, with a pie or anything else. In fact, it’s basically an expression of utter impotence, just as much as the glitter attacks seen of late.

At the hearing itself, Murdoch declined to take responsibility for the actions of his employees in the phone-hacking scandal:

“Mr. Murdoch do you accept you are ultimately responsible for this whole fiasco?” asked Jim Sheridan, a member of Parliament.

“No,” replied Murdoch, explaining that those he hired and trusted and the people who they hired and trusted were responsible. He mentioned Les Hinton, the publisher of the Wall Street Journal, who resigned on Friday. Hinton and Murdoch have worked together for 52 years, including while Hinton was chief executive of News International, Murdoch’s British newspaper publisher. …

In answering a query about his hands on-off approach when it comes to his newspapers, Rupert Murdoch said that he “lost sight of maybe” the News of the World because it was so small in the general frame of the company. He explained that the editor he is in most touch with is the editor of the Wall Street Journal because they work in the same building. The News Corp. headquarters is in Manhattan.

Rupert Murdoch said he works a 10 to 12 hour workday, but he was not aware of all the details of News of the World, which comprises less than 1 percent of his entire company.

No one is “responsible” for criminal actions except the criminals themselves. That would include anyone who aided and abetted criminal activity, and especially those who conspired to commit it or have it committed on their behalf. If evidence arises that Murdoch falls into those categories, then he’d be responsible for his own actions as part of that conspiracy. Otherwise, Murdoch is only guilty of making bad hiring decisions and not exercising enough control over the staff at one of his properties, which is bad enough as it is.

The Boss Emeritus warns that News Corp had better start cleaning up its act:

Heads are rolling in the News of the World hacking scandal aftermath. As they should be.

Several editors and London police officials have resigned. More are undoubtedly on the way. A former NoTW reporter-turned-whisteblower who suffered from drug and alcohol addictions has now tragically turned up dead — compounding a global media tragedy that has shaken countless murder victims’ families, terror victims’ families, celebrities, and politicians whose cell phones were allegedly illegally rifled through in pursuit of salacious gossip and tabloid fodder. …

As a proud Fox News contributor for the past 10 years, I have come to News Corp.’s defense countless times and will continue to do so when critics distort the facts and wage unfair attacks.

This is not one of those times. There is no defense for this godawful fiasco. …

Hacking is a serious crime and grave privacy invasion. PERIOD.

Yes, it is painful to see a great media champion/entrepreneur and a great media empire — of which NoTW was just a tiny sliver — under fire. The glee and double standards of News Corp. haters on both sides of the pond are hard to stomach.

But there is no one to blame for this other than those in News Corp. who let the scandal fester, and whose inaction handed critics all the ammunition they are firing now. These are the lumps and now every single rank-and-file employee and contributor at News Corp. is being forced to suffer them.

Exactly.CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hacking; pieattack; rupertmurdoch
Imagine if the assailant was Jack Ruby...
1 posted on 07/19/2011 10:49:03 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Wendy Deng Murdoch hits back at assailiant.

Suddenly I have a huge crush on Wendy...
2 posted on 07/19/2011 10:51:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rupert and Wendi Deng Murdoch.
3 posted on 07/19/2011 10:53:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good for her! Prayers going up for Mr. Murdock.


4 posted on 07/19/2011 10:54:30 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good for her and now the stunt has backfired cause they have banned the press and public.


5 posted on 07/19/2011 10:59:02 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: SeekAndFind
She had those claws out and she was going for his eyes.

Guy lucked out.

6 posted on 07/19/2011 10:59:12 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: SeekAndFind

” Imagine if the assailant was Jack Ruby... “

Coast to Coast moment....


7 posted on 07/19/2011 10:59:58 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I sat through a 10 minute video at the Sky website and it didn’t even have the money shot.


8 posted on 07/19/2011 11:00:10 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The media will treat this as a harmless prank, a joke, etc. Because they hate Murdoch. Just like the Iraqi throwing his shoes at Bush was treated in the media as a harmless joke.

Now....obviously if someone even looked at the Kenyan cross-eyed, the media would be in a full uproar, with lectures about right wing violence, intolerance, etc.


9 posted on 07/19/2011 11:00:30 AM PDT by crusader71
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To: SeekAndFind

Not Guity!


10 posted on 07/19/2011 11:02:18 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: SeekAndFind

From what little I could gather about this scandal it appears that some news people listened in peoples(and politicians) telephone answering devices. The news people also bribed the English police. This latter fact is quite serious and legitimately made criminal. The former is a mere “Invasion of Privacy,” a civil matter of dubious value. I dealt with the Privacy claim many times over the years and a privacy claim was usually raised by those attempting a fraud or other wrong. Usually the more one postures with a loud voice about ones privacy the greater the wrong being concealed. I’m not a big fan of “privacy” laws.


11 posted on 07/19/2011 11:04:14 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SeekAndFind

WOW! Guess money CAN buy anything!!

Seriously, this whole event has Soros’ filthy fingerprints all over it.

Somebody should do a hit job on Soros - like a story on his Judenrat career.


12 posted on 07/19/2011 11:14:44 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: SeekAndFind

look at her hand! she’s going after him with claws extended! mama grizzly indeed!


13 posted on 07/19/2011 11:17:03 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: SeekAndFind

Awesome, good job Wendy!


14 posted on 07/19/2011 11:20:28 AM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: SeekAndFind
She looks like Juno Skinner from True Lies? LOL!
15 posted on 07/19/2011 11:27:32 AM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: jeffc
Yes, they do have a resemblance...

16 posted on 07/19/2011 11:29:10 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: ZULU

I heard the attacker was a member of an “out” Communist group in the UK.

He’s simply a more honest COMMUNIST than the democRats, “liberals”, and “progressives” in our country.


17 posted on 07/19/2011 11:29:44 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not Guilty!


18 posted on 07/19/2011 11:35:28 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: ZULU

Oh, I thought you meant the other kind.


19 posted on 07/19/2011 11:37:54 AM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: SeekAndFind; jeffc
I say Moon Bloodgood.


20 posted on 07/19/2011 11:39:36 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: SeekAndFind

She just married him for his sense of humor, right?


21 posted on 07/19/2011 11:41:17 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SeekAndFind

“Spitfire” is the word that comes to mind.THAT is the name of another lovely and formidible bird. .


22 posted on 07/19/2011 11:55:17 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: nascarnation
She just married him for his sense of humor, right?

No, because he owned a convertible Mustang.

23 posted on 07/19/2011 11:55:53 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Photobucket

I know this is bad but the first thing I thought, he's an Ausie and she looks a bit like that woman in the movie Priscilla......

24 posted on 07/19/2011 11:57:08 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: nascarnation

In any case, I envy him. Such beauty, such spunk!


25 posted on 07/19/2011 11:57:34 AM PDT by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Looked like she was going for the ‘palm to the nose’ maneuver.
26 posted on 07/19/2011 11:59:37 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
The former is a mere “Invasion of Privacy,” a civil matter of dubious value.

Wrong. Look at the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986.

27 posted on 07/19/2011 12:05:21 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: SeekAndFind

A quick review of Wendy’s bio and you will see she did not rise from a dirt-poor childhood in a 3rd-rate Provincial town in Communist China to being potential heiress of the world’s largest media empire by being shy.

good for her - leftists have their way in the West because they do not fear consequences.


28 posted on 07/19/2011 12:13:07 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

You are right the corrupt have added criminal penalties to any attempt to uncover their wrongdoing. The implicit purpose of the Privacy concept as originally developed was to prevent any inquiry into the antecedents of people. As time passed the Privacy concept became a useful tool to block inquiry into fraud and corruption. I have personally seen the latter use of the concept.


29 posted on 07/19/2011 12:13:28 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just doing the job the Brit police won’t do.


30 posted on 07/19/2011 12:15:37 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: PGR88

RE: A quick review of Wendy’s bio and you will see she did not rise from a dirt-poor childhood in a 3rd-rate Provincial town in Communist China to being potential heiress of the world’s largest media empire by being shy.

She actually came to the US as a student, graduated from Cal State Northridge near the top 1% of her class (majoring in economics), and finished her graduate studies at Yale Business School.

She worked for Murdoch’s company in Hongkong and helped to expand the News Corp Star’s “Channel V” music channel in China. Additionally, she investigated interactive TV opportunities for News Digital Systems.

I believe she met the big boss at a company party in Hongkong in 1997. They married two years later after Murdoch divorced his wife.


31 posted on 07/19/2011 12:19:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

Awesome - totally b1tch slapped the idiot. Hilarious...


32 posted on 07/19/2011 12:20:24 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (It starts here! It starts now! Mr. President, game on!)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
So you honesty have no problem with anyone, the government or the press, eavesdropping on your communications, opening your mail, reading your email, or hacking your cell phone to listen to your voicemail.

I think I'm safe in saying that your position is an unusual one.

33 posted on 07/19/2011 12:21:48 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Sorry, but what you say is done all the time. A social security number is the gateway to informational paradise. I am not dead, sick, deprived of my freedom to move about or embarrassed in the eyes of my fellows become someone has “invaded my privacy.” Again the original Privacy concept was designed in the late 19th century for the purpose of blocking a close inquiry into the antecedents of some people.


34 posted on 07/19/2011 12:30:44 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Genoa
"I sat through a 10 minute video at the Sky website and it didn’t even have the money shot."

You too? I was pissed I wasted 10+ minutes!

35 posted on 07/19/2011 12:32:31 PM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Further, in my response I did not really answer your direct question: I am annoyed if someone “invades” my privacy. If that is a problem I will live with it.


36 posted on 07/19/2011 12:33:47 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: PGR88
leftists have their way in the West because they do not fear consequences

You probably meant this, but,
the left actually does fear consequences

it's just that they've grown so used to the civility and live-and-let-live attitude of those they are constantly oppressing.

We keep taking a step back to avoid a confrontation, and they keep walking forward. And then they are shocked, amazed, and usually "outraged" when we DON'T step back.

37 posted on 07/19/2011 12:35:01 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind
 

38 posted on 07/19/2011 12:35:16 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: SeekAndFind

I’d let her bitch slap me.


39 posted on 07/19/2011 12:36:19 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: MrB

you are correct - they do not fear that civil people will ever strike back.


40 posted on 07/19/2011 12:37:38 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Maggie Q. as
 
     NIKITA
 

41 posted on 07/19/2011 12:39:21 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: SeekAndFind

Married a real fighter, didn’t he? Very good...


42 posted on 07/19/2011 12:41:17 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: SeekAndFind
Wendy Murdoch: INNOCENT!


43 posted on 07/19/2011 12:56:22 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Attacker's name is Jonnie Marbles, unfunny British comedian. I hope someone hunts him down and shoves something in his face. I won't say what.
44 posted on 07/19/2011 12:56:41 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: MrB

And why has sthe political debate become so acrimonious over the last few years?

My guess would be that the victim’s of the Left’s vicious attacks have grown tired of it, and have taken to fighting back by refuting their lies and theories.

Also, the gutsier among us have started using the Left’s on tactics against them, and they have the same problems with them that we do.


45 posted on 07/19/2011 12:58:26 PM PDT by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Shes beautiful

and has a sweet smile...

she could be the sister of Lucy thingy the actress...


46 posted on 07/19/2011 1:16:43 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: LibWhacker
I hope someone hunts him down and shoves something in his face.

Some Soros "operative" may already be on the job, and when the job is completed, it's going to be made to look like a Murdoch hit job.
48 posted on 07/19/2011 1:58:33 PM PDT by adorno
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To: SeekAndFind

Boy she sure waylaid him one.Looks like she jumped and smacked at the same time...no wonder one of the ministers congratulted him on his wife left hook. LOL


49 posted on 07/19/2011 3:47:10 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Asian women are some of THE most exotic and beautiful women God ever put on the Earth.


50 posted on 07/19/2011 9:06:34 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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