Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” faux anchor Jon Stewart walks his viewers through Tuesday’s dramatic testimony of News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch, and son James, before “the U-Shaped Desk of Contrition” at a parliamentary committee hearing about the phone hacking done by the News Corp. newspaper News of the World.
And, the death of the News of the World whistleblower, who was found dead in his home — a death Scotland Yard says is not considered suspicious:
“Well, I guess if the guys who were bribed don’t think there is anything suspicious in the death of the guy who blew the whistle on the company providing the bribes — I’m satisfied.”
And, Murdoch interrupting his son’s opening statement to tell the committee that it is the “most humble day”of his life:
“Not so humble you couldn’t wait for your turn to talk.”
And, when Murdoch was accosted by a shaving-cream pie-wielding protester during the appearance, the response of Murdoch’s wife, “whose lightning reflexes and devastating Chuck Norris-esque hand speed subdues the miscreant.”
And Murdoch falling asleep during the appearance:
“Crikey, it is over? Do we own Parliament yet?”
And News Corp.-owned Fox News Channel’s coverage of the day’s activities.