There’s lots and lots of things that could be and are being written concerning the News of the World tabloid hacking scandal and News Corp.’s CEO Rupert Murdoch appearing before Parliament. But as Esquire‘s Tom Junod wrote, “an old man who has been exposed in his frailties, and who relied on his son and his wife, respectively, to deflect the questions and then the shaving-cream pie intended for him. Did he look old? He sure did—so old that there was a Shakespearean charge to the whole affair, and one couldn’t help but wonder how long his wife would accede to having sex with him, how long his son would accede to taking orders from him, and how long the formerly respected New York schools chancellor turned consigliore Joel Klein would accede to sitting in the camera’s eye before publicly disemboweling himself in a bid to salvage his honor.”

And the fact of the matter is old man Murdoch has no honor, no shame, no backbone. Because though he admitted that maybe %1 of his 53,000 employees engaged in illegal matters to amass dirt (dirt which the old man obviously loves), when asked if he accepted responsibility for the whole matter his one word answer was, “Nope.” And for that old man Murdoch you deserved a pie in the face, and probably a tar and feathering as well. And you know it too, hence why you just sat there and took it while your wife showed more backbone than you’ve ever had…
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