Rupert Murdoch, chair and CEO of News Corp, emerged from his bunker yesterday to face the media.
Well, one media outlet at least – Fox News (proprietor: Mr R. Murdoch).
A good opportunity, then, to quiz the great man about the goings-on in another part of his empire, namely News International’s News of the World.
This is how that particular exchange played out:
Fox Anchor: “Mr Chairman sir, thanks very much for joining us. We appreciate it.”
Rupert Murdoch: “Fine, good afternoon.”
Fox Anchor: “The story that’s really buzzing all around the country and certainly here in New York is that the News of the World, a News Corporation newspaper in Britain used…”
Rupert Murdoch: “I’m not talking about that issue at all today. Sorry.”
Fox Anchor: “Okay. No worries Mr Chairman, that’s fine with me.”
And the great inquest was over.
Fox News – fair and balanced. And awfully nice to the boss.