I haven’t been writing much lately. The debt ceiling debate, if you can call it that, has really gotten me down. There seems to be no common sense talk going on. Anyway, in spite of that, I’m pushing myself to write something. So I have a question to pose that I would enjoy any thoughts you may have.
You may have heard that the other day Rupert Murdoch and his son James appeared before a Parliament committee. This was all because of the phone-hacking scandal that caused the demise of “The News of the World,” a Murdoch owned paper. There was a lot of commentary. All the cable news networks carried coverage of the hearings. Rupert Murdoch called it the “most humble day of my life.”
So in the middle of this hearing a self-proclaimed comedian, called Jonnie Marbles, tried to throw a pie in Murdoch’s face. He missed, getting the pie on
Murdoch’s jacket. At that point Murdoch’s wife, forty years his junior, leapt up and smacked the guy in the head. The best parts of this picture are the looks on the faces of the MPs, which range from disgust to befuddled to amused.
I’ve written all this for one real purpose and that is to ask a question. I’ve never been to a Congressional hearing, but I don’t think this could happen in the US. I think security would prevent it. What I’m asking is: