[ISN] Rupert Murdoch gets Burma-Shave pie in the face

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Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 00:59:11 -0700 (MST)

By Mary McNamara
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Los Angeles Times
July 19, 2011

Testimony by Rupert and James Murdoch before a Parliament committee was 
interrupted Tuesday morning when a man in a checked shirt attempted to 
shove a plate full of shaving cream into Murdoch’s face. The man, later 
identified as a UK Uncut activist, was quickly hustled out of the room, 
though not before Rupert Murdoch's wife, Wendi, rose in protective fury 
and clocked the guy.

It was a startling and bizarre moment in the long and often-repetitive 
testimony that is part of the investigation into the journalistic 
practices of News Corp. and forced committee members to pause in their 
generally scalding interrogation of the father and son to commend the 
media mogul for agreeing to continue.

Louise Mensch, the Parliament members whose turn it was when the pie 
incident occurred, expressed her admiration for Rupert Murdoch's "huge 
guts" but warned that her questions would still be tough. And, indeed, 
she quickly asked whether, in light of the scandal at the News of the 
World, Murdoch was investigating his other papers for similar offenses. 
No, Murdoch answered, but he was prepared to do so. Mensch was not 
satisfied, pushing James and Rupert to face the ineffectual past 
investigations so hard that he was reduced to a few moments of actual 
babble and demanding to know why Rupert Murdoch has not considered 


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