Jon Stewart on Thursday looked across the pond to the Leveson Inquiry’s questioning of News Corporation’s cozy relationships with politicians. The UK judicial inquiry touched on the company’s ever-widening hacking scandal — but like an earlier round of questioning, Rupert Murdoch deflected the questions, blaming subordinates and their underlings. “My god, this scandal goes all the way to the bottom,” Stewart said.
Murdoch said it’s a “myth” that he wielded his influence to get favorable treatment from the government. “Come on, Rupert Murdoch, don’t shit on my chest and tell me it’s Vegemite!” Stewart said
Murdoch is like an Australian “Mr. Magoo,” he added. Like a “kanga-goo.”
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