Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rupert Murdoch attacked (with a pie) at Parliament, appears unharmed (by the pie)

Rupert Murdoch attacked at Parliament, appears unharmed - latimes.com

Image via LA Times

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch endured not only verbal blows but also an attempted physical attack Tuesday during his historic appearance before a committee of the British Parliament to account for the alleged illegal activities of reporters at his newspapers accused of hacking people's cellphones.

The hearing was interrupted when it appeared that someone tried to strike Murdoch, perhaps with shaving cream.
Uh, seriously?  First, that's not going to accomplish much except make people sympathetic towards an entirely unsympathetic twat.

And, headline writers, before we call this an "attack," please tell me you also write about how baseball players getting interviewed post-game are "attacked" by teammates with what are (perhaps) shaving cream pies.  It's a pie in the face, which is far less humiliation and anguish than he deserves, not an assault.

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