Here is a little story about a friend of mine who went to Our Lady of Mercy in Parramatta. Amongst the “old girls” of the school is a certain Mrs Murdoch, the ex-wife of Rupert Murdoch. She is a very down to earth woman, and she had no problem mixing with her former classmates. I do not have a lot to say about the story itself, just to note that this is also the mother of James and the other adult Murdoch children. However, this post is about Murdoch’s new wife, Wendi Deng. I had no idea that this woman was capable of so much feeling!! 🙂
The online papers are full of the story about the inquiry in the British Parliament, but thanks to a leftist tool by the name of Johnny Marbles, there was a very different story that emerged, and Wendi deserves accolades for her quick action. Rupert and James faced more than 2 hours of questioning by the committees, and Rupert again pointed out that he trusted his staff to do the right thing and he was let down by them. Once again he expressed his own anguish at the actions of someone who had hacked the phone of Milly Dowler.
It was at this point that Marbles decided to throw a cream pie at Rupert Murdoch. The said pie was caught by Wendi Deng, who was sitting behind her husband, and she threw the pie back at Marbles. Up went the cry “Got him”!! Classic.
I have to add here that the remaining executives of News Corp have been fully co-operating with the police investigation. They have turned over materials to the police which actually initiated the new inquiry. Like I pointed out, News Corporation is a multinational company, and Murdoch has been concentrating on the American business. That means he has allowed both the Australian and the English executives in charge of their respective businesses, and he expected them to do the right thing. As such, he was not aware of the hacking or the payments that went to the person who did the hacking. James Murdoch had stated that he had been misled about some payments that he had authorised. It seems that both Murdochs are shocked at the levels of deception that has now come to light. Due diligence comes to mind here…and for the time being I give James the benefit of the doubt.
Rebekah Brooks was editor at News of the World at the time that the hacking of Milly’s account took place. I honestly do not know, or even believe that she would have authorised such a thing to happen.
I am of the opinion that even the hacking of the phone of Jude Law, or any other famous person is very sleazy. These people have a right to privacy, and I really find it disgusting that journalists on all of the papers would go to such lengths to get their stories. Reading any of these rags one was constantly finding stories of betrayal and quite often the stories were made up, being designed to get sales. Well, I do not purchase magazines for that kind of trash. I prefer the older style when we got knitting, crochet, embroidery, tatting, cooking recipes, and even sewing patterns, but not the trash that is dished up weekly or monthly from the current women’s magazines. I have no time for the newspapers because of the actual basis and lack of real journalistic content.