News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch was testifying in London today regarding the News of the World phone hacking scandal. In a massive security breach (I mean, how do you get a pie into one of these hearings unless some authority lets you do so) a man with a pie in his hand emptied the pie contents, with some ending up on Murdoch, as well as himself. According to the video and a Fox News report, Murdoch’s wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch bolted up, reached out and slapped the top of the pie’er’s head before he could fully assault her 80-year-old hubby.
Murdoch, saying today was the most humble day of his life:
Murdoch said he was “shocked, appalled and ashamed” at the hacking of the phone of a murdered schoolgirl by his now-shuttered News of the World tabloid. He said he had seen no evidence that victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack and their relatives were targeted by any of his papers, adding he didn’t believe the FBI had uncovered any evidence of that in a recently launched inquiry.
Murdoch said he was not responsible for the hacking scandal, and his company was not guilty of willful blindness.
Interesting that there has been no evidence about families of victims of September 11, 2001 terror attacks being targeted by phone hackers involved with any of his enterprises. We haven’t heard that correction (if it needs correcting) anywhere.