VIDEO: The kind of slavish interview the gutless Murdoch prefers

Rupert Murdoch has turned down an invitation to answer questions from Members of Parliament; here's the video of the kind of slavish Fox News interview he prefers.

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Rebekah Brooks may have finally agreed to submit to the will of our elected representatives, but the Murdochs are far less eager to co-operate with Parliament’s inquries.

Rupert Murdoch’s refusal to attend what will no doubt be a rigorous examination makes this the perfect opportunity to revisit this gem from the Fox network.

Appearing on Stuart Varney’s show back in July 2009 when rumours linking Andy Coulson to phone hacking were just beginning to surface, Murdoch was perhaps surprised to be asked so directly about the allegations by one of his employees.

However, in one of the more brazen acts ever attempted by an interviewee, he cut his host off mid flow before he could finish the question. Rather than push the issue further, Varney backed down, showing the kind of deference politicians dream of.

Watch it in all its glory:

And here’s the transcript of the sycophancy:

Stuart Varney: “The story that is 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, I’m sorry.”

Varney: “Okay. No worries, Mister Chairman that’s fine with me!”

Murdoch: “I’m too far removed out of here.”

Let’s hope that when he finally appears before the select committee his Parliamentary interviewers are less sympathetic to his desires than his “yes sir, no sir, three bags full sir” servants at Fox News were.

33 Responses to “VIDEO: The kind of slavish interview the gutless Murdoch prefers”

  1. CAROLE JONES

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  2. Trakgalvis

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  3. Selohesra

    Why would anyone volunteer to go before that committee – they displayed appalling disrespect and arrogance to the police who went before them and the committee itself is packed with people mired in the sleaze and expense scandals of recent years – not least of which that awful Vaz chap.

  4. Trevor Cheeseman

    Selohesra – you cannot be serious. Hayman was wined and dined by News International whilst “investigating” them, and then took a job with the company.

    Loved the video clip by the way!

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  6. Will Straw

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  19. Ben Shore

    Absurd Rupert Murdoch interviewed by Fox News, total humiliation for host who remembers his job is at stake http://t.co/XqehTUQ RT @wdjstraw

  20. Mr. Sensible

    Hmm not exactly Paxman…

  21. Tony Braisby

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  23. Manzur

    You just don’t need so many news channel in a country.To survive in a competitive market they often take refuge to unfair practices like what news corp did so far.Is it not surprising after so many blunders it just came to the fore only yesterday.But why? Answer is very simple.The kickbacks received by top echelons,the police made it more harder for the people to know.

    News corp may be tried or trialled in front of the parliament,but all those names will not come out, and this system of corrupt practices will go on unabated.

    Manzur

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  32. Paul McNamee

    This is great. MT: @leftfootfwd A little reminder of the questioning the Murdochs prefer, from their servants at #Fox: http://t.co/Sbgtuepj

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