Saturday, April 13, 2024

MP to Rupert Murdoch After Attack: “Your Wife Has a Very Good Left Hook”


Rupert Murdoch was attacked in Parliament today by a man in a plaid shirt– said to be activist comedian Jonnie Marbles– who tried to hit the mogul with paper plate full of shaving foam. Murdoch’s wife, Wendi Deng, who’d been sitting behind her husband, jumped up and hit the attacker before he could harm Murdoch. It seems like the foam fell on Murdoch’s suit jacket and on the attacker himself. Later a member of the panel quizzing Murdoch and his son James said, “Your wife has a very good left hook.” I always liked that Wendi Murdoch. She’s terrific. And she’s been sitting behind her husband for three and a half hours as he’s had trouble answering questions about the phone hacking scandal unless the answers came from a script. James Murdoch looked nervous during the entire testimony. Hopefully, the shaving foam incident won’t divert attention from the serious business at hand. PS Marbles Tweeted: “It is a far better thing than I have ever done before.” #splat. Yikes.

Next up: Rebekah Brooks

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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