Murdoch Frightens Fox Business Anchor: ‘No Worries Mr. Chairman’
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch appeared on Fox Business Network, one of the cable channels he owns, in an interview this afternoon, and like a good journalist, anchor Stuart Varney started the interview asking his boss’s boss’s boss about the hush money scandal. When Murdoch declined to discuss it, Varney resorted to “criminal methods” to get the story.
He said, “No worries, Mr. Chairman. that’s fine with me.”
Speaking from the Sun Valley media conference today (and wearing sunglasses), Murdoch wanted to talk media on his business network. But here’s how Varney began the interview, an exchange Fox saw fit to edit out prior to posting it online:
Varney: The story is buzzing all around the country and certainly here in New York, is that the News of the World, a News Corporation newspaper in Britain…
Murdoch: I’m not talking about that issue at all today, sorry.
Varney: Ok, no worries, Mr. Chairman. that’s fine with me.
Murdoch: I’m too far removed around here. I’m sorry.
Varney: That’s all right, sir. Media attitudes towards President Obama. Do you think there is a switch?
Nice segue! Here’s the rest of the interview from Foxbusiness.com.
> Update: Fox has put up the full video. It is below… (h/t TVNewser)
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