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Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng and the PhoneGate Pie (Video)

You can read detailed coverage of Rupert and James Murdoch’s testimony in the PhoneGate hearings from Kara Swisher. But here’s the 30 seconds of footage you’ll see over and over today: News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch attacked by a foam-pie-throwing protestor, who is then subdued by a crowd that includes Murdoch’s wife Wendi.

Worth noting that NWSA shares appeared to tick up a bit after the pie attack, and that the hearings restarted a few minutes later. And of course, we need to point out that this site is owned by News Corp.

Here’s a couple versions of the clip, in case one goes down:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work