News Corp boss Rupert Murdoch was attacked by a protestor during a parliamentary hearing into the phone-hacking allegations at his sister company News International this afternoon. The committee's public inquiry has been suspended. SkyNews was there Reports claim that a UK Uncut activist, whose Twitter handle is @JonnieMarbles …
Looks like Rupert Murdoch...
Was un-willfully blinded.
Monty Python lives!
Here's a pie in your mush! Not MY mush, YOUR mush! Your laugh, not my laugh, your bleeding laugh...!
Or maybe Three Stoodges would be more appropriate..? Nyuk nyuk nyuk!
She hits like a girl.
She hits like a girl.
Well done you fucking idiot
So Murdoch's on the ropes and with your silly attention-grabbing stunt you've given The Sun/The Times/Sky News another headline. Still you're in the papers and that's all that matters you complete waste of space.
That's exactly right, as far as I am concerned. Here we have what is a rare instance of a very powerful individual having his illegal dealings exposed to public scrutiny, and some brain-damaged half-wit has "a better idea".
Idiots like this, and like those idiots who attacked Sony (and Sony's users) repeatedly, do nothing but make Sony and Murdoch look like victims. If anyone thinks that some people will not now begin to equate "parliamentary hearing" with "shaving cream pie" then they really do not understand how the world works.
He's a Leftie. And also a fat angry blogger.
Of course he's not very bright.
So let me guess
It will be interesting how much did he get paid and by whom...
Your arguments are completely valid -- if and only if you believe that the general public, on average, are stupid enough that they can't comprehend the difference in moral scope between getting a little shaving cream on someone's face and violating someone's privacy.
On the other hand, if after millennia of years of social evolution and eons of physical evolution, our species is still that moronic on average, then we are most likely doomed anyway. So you may as well hang up your high horse and have a little fun.
I totally deplore this action, very badly timed and resorting to asault, even comical assault, particularly of an 80 year old is just not right. However one of the BBC guys there asked the perp, while he was handcuffed, why he did it. His reply: "I can't comment until the police investigation is over."
The point is that it's this stupid incident that will get the attention, not Murdoch's weaselling. Naturally it's now on the front of The Times, The Sun and The Mirror's sites (all Murdoch controlled of course) and probably will be their front page story tomorrow allowing them to portray *him* as the "poor victim of an unprovoked attack" and side-line everything else.
Stupid is as stupid does. . .
One need not "get off one's high horse" to deplore ill-timed, out-of-place, and stupid actions that accomplish *nothing useful* except obtain some publicity for the idiot that commits the action, while, at the same time, distracting attention from more important matters - the actual parliamentary hearing. One need merely detest out-and-out stupidity.
The Mirror is not one of his, it's a different group, Trinity Mirror, not News International.
What a dick
That's any hope of sensible coverage tomorrow out the window then.
A direct hit with sardines mixed would have been perfect!
"...now in custardy"
What a way to generate sympathy for your intended victim. *sigh*
I'm sorry ...
... but it would take much more than this to generate sympathy for this degenerate, corrupt, and generally loathsome purveyor of lowest common denominator shite. This incident has made him seem as utterly pathetic as he really is, and not raised his sympathy ratings one jot.
UK Uncut Denies Involvement.
Well I just looked that the UK Uncut website, hopefully to join a forum there and tell them what I think about it, but they have a notice on their site that says "Murdoch pie was not a UK Uncut action" ( http://www.ukuncut.org.uk/blog/murdoch-pie-was-not-a-uk-uncut-action ),
Frankly I would not be terribly surprised if they were lying. . .
So moral outrage against hacking of the phones of murdered teenage girls justifies...a foam pie? Well done on being the only person in the UK that deserves castigating in the Murdoch press.
When it said pie...
...I had visions of one of Melton Mobrey's finest bouncing off his head.
I'd have thought that if anyone would be throwing punches today it would be Rebekah Brooks.
She gets other people to do her dirty work.
Plausible deniability, it's called.
I thought that nothing that happened now would surprise me. I was wrong. I wasn't expecting that.
OK, so the whole chance to quiz him degenerated into farce, but that's just Karma.
And, no matter how reprehensible, RUPERT GOT PIE'D.
Put a smile on my face anyway
Nah, it was Wendi Murdoch in the end. And what a slapper she revealed herself to be!
The guy must be employed by NI
What better way to gain sympathy than pull a stunt like that.
you meant right hook surely? it's pretty easy to see...
Right hook? Nooooooo
It looked like a SLAP to me?
well looks more like a slap but def her right hand
Whittingdale and Mensch show their servility at the end.
I expect the assailant to be charged with deliberately attacking the palm of Mrs Murdoch's right hand.
Didn't see the earlier sessions, but a couple of times during Rebekah Brooks' session I spotted Mensch effectively crawling, however to her credit she also managed to use Brooks' own "it's not just us, everyone's at it" statements to point out the ludicrousness of some of her previous answers. Not sure what to think about Mensch really. She does have an agenda, I just can't figure out what it is exactly.
That'd be Grant from DeadEnders ?
I did laugh.
Shoes are harder; and the victims of the wars he championed would take more comfort.
How does someone get in there with a plate of goo? Or even find a way to spray said goo onto a clean plate?
This is the most...
... that will happen to Murdoch. He's been a part owner of the British and American government for decades.
According to the BBC
The BBC reporter at the scene said that Wendi Murdoch was actually grabbing what remained of the pie and driving it into the activist's face.
Classice bent CEO performance
Anyone recall Ex Guiness bigwig "Deadly" Ernest Saunders (the *only* man ever to recover from Altzheimers or rather Altzheimer *like* symptoms).
The Congressional testimony of the CEO of ITT in the wake of Nixon's leaving. A notoriously autocratic CEO with a reputation for micro management he could not remember this , was not sure about that, did not know etc.
Not of course that Rupert and Junior have been accused yet.
"tasty left hook"
whilst the pie may have been tasty on both sides, the only tasty hook came from the right.
I'd pay for Rebekah against Rupert in the boxing ring any day :-)
This is as good as it's going to get.
This involves three groups with long histories of institutional corruption - The House of Commons, The Metropolitan Police, and News International.
Does anyone here really imagine the outcome of all this is going to be anymore meaningful than those pointless New Labour inquiries which merely demonstrated that if you can choose the judge and jury, and define the evidence that can be considered, you could have Hitler declared innocent of any wrong doing. These three groups have a mutuality of interest, the files will have been weeded by now, the stories "synchronised", the patsies anointed, and plausible deniability established.
Don't expect anything from the ConDems - I had never imagined I would see the tyranny of the plebiscite raise its ugly head in the UK during my lifetime, but in the recent referendum they asked the electorate to effectively choose, with all due solemnity, between dog shit and cat shit. Napoleon himself would have been impressed.
These enquiries were set up on behalf of the public by politicians in order to clear the air for everyone, get to the truth of the matter and ensure that these mistakes are never repeated agai-
Ah, who am I kidding. They're all self serving motherfuckers with all the social conscience of a BOFH going after a paid vacation.
I call Godwin on that
So you lose! Mwahahahahahahahahahaah!!!!1!!!11
murdock and minimurdock must now end up in the scrubs, and brooks to star in revival episode of cell block 'H'.....
... whaddya mean it's morning and time for me to get up and go to work... bugger
we can but dream.
1 thing dose seem certain is that 'plausible deniability' is a busted flush for news corpse - seemed to me the commitee was saying "either you are crooks, or incompetent - you choose" and whatever bullshit they use to dodge that bullet will be used against rupert and mini rupe in the soon to be announced re-shuffle at the top of the company.
plus the pie thing was a hoot :-)
And as for the comments saying well done for giving the sun it's headline.... do you really think that in the absence of a good pie in the face gag that the sun would have lead with " It's a fair cop guv, it woz us wot dun the blag" ffs
if push had come to shove they wouild have posted a full page apology for whatever story it was that they fucked up yesterday, and put that on page 1 - with a sarky note to the PCC about priniting apologies in prominent positions.
a pox on them all
He looks like Ross Noble's younger backward brother
Jonnie Marbles (or whatever his real name will be revealed to be tomorrow after The Sun bribe a cop for the arrest details)... the man who is to the Phantom Flan Flinger as Netbooks and tablets are to real computing.
I predict they'll charge him with being a nob and sentence him to getting a haircut and finding a job. No surprise he used shaving foam rather than real custard, as his tubby frame probably likes custard more than he hates Murdoch.
Still, James Murdoch's facial expression was enough to make you think he was about to be mounted by a bombastically inebriated, nekkid and Ecstasy-fueled Brian Blessed, lunging wildly over the benches like a rampaging animal on heat, hollering "I'm having you. I'm f**king having you!". Priceless. Now that would be a headline.
This and Rebekah Brooks helping up a fallen photographer (on camera) are rather convenient events aren't they?
And guess what...
Labour party supporter, now suspended.. guess they wanted to remind the old man they could get him if required.. no loose talk!
Surely a Pork Pie would have been more appropriate? I wonder who set him up for this one ... and how he "managed" to get through the security?
Murdoch is starting to remind me of Capt Ahab - I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a similar ending.
Just for the crap custard pun! :D
only a trifling matter
I'll leave now