Sunday, August 14, 2011

Murdoch Pie-Thrower Gets 3 to 6 Weeks in Jail

[post 180]

A short follow-up to post 168, the pieing of Rupert Murdoch at a Parliamentary hearing. Jonathan May-Bowles, aka Jonnie Marbles, has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to three to six weeks and fined £250 costs — plus a £15 victim surcharge.

Read the whole article here.

Marbles has also written a short article for the Guardian (London) explaining his actions.

You can read the article and the reader comments here. Even though the Guardian is a left-of-center newspaper hardly sympathetic to Murdoch, the vast majority of reader comments were negative, calling the pie throwing counter-productive. They have a point: it was a rare occasion when Murdoch was being held accountable in public and all Marbles did was make him more sympathetic. It would have been different, and more effective, had Murdoch been caught at a more arrogant moment.

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