With the Murdoch stable in the UK looking the other way on Andy Coulson it comes as something of a surprise to see Fox Business News putting their proprietor on the spot over News Of The World phone hacking. British-American anchor Stuart Varney’s exchange with the Dirty Digger may be slightly fawning but he did have the cojones to open up the interview below with a line of questioning that Murdoch clearly wasn’t expecting:
Stuart Varney: Mr. Chairman, thanks very much for joining us. We appreciate it, Sir … 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… [interrupted]
Rupert Murdoch: I’m not talking about that issue at all today, I’m sorry.
SV: Okay. No worries, Mister Chairman that’s fine with me!
RM: I’m too far removed out of here.
Perhaps not a great career move on the part of Mr. Varney.
Hat-tip: Alan Rusbridger