Did Murdoch’s performance deserve a custard pie?July 21, 2011 at 10:56 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Tags: custard pie, News International, phone hacking, Rupert Murdoch
The custard pie incident certainly became the main talking point to emerge from the Commons Select Committee Hearing into News International, and that was probably due to the quality of the performance delivered by Murdoch Senior and Junior in the run up to it. If ever a pair had been intensely drilled prior to a public performance it was these two, and there is no doubt that they had a team of legal and PR advisors probing every possible avenue of questioning to ensure they had a response prepared that would portray News International in the best possible light. Many would say this level of preparation is cynical and would prefer to hear ‘the truth’. But when share price fluctuations can wipe millions of dollars off an organisations value through negative publicity, they will be very satisfied that the custard pie was getting so much of the media’s attention!