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The Heiress
December 10, 2012 3:36 PM   Subscribe

I asked whether the behavior of Brooks and others at News Corp. wasn’t a reflection of the corrupted journalistic values that Elisabeth had taken issue with in her lecture. She collected her thoughts, folded her arms, and said, “Yes is the quick answer. But, at the same time, I’m a champion of the plurality of voices and diversity of audience, and I think that doesn’t mean that in certain cases behaviors cannot match one’s values.” The New Yorker on Elisabeth Murdoch, in the wake of her lecture at MacTaggart, which was openly critical of both her brother James and her father's infamous News Corporation.
posted by Rory Marinich (13 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Related: Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, mother of Rupert, died in her sleep this week aged 103.
posted by Rory Marinich at 3:39 PM on December 10, 2012


I think Elisabeth might be OK, but FWIW, here's a Guardian takedown of the New Yorker piece (the NYer is certainly far from being a stranger to publishing puff pieces (for commerce or otherwise) , but they are highly crafted, sophisticated, longform ones in the guise of highbrow journalism)
posted by Bwithh at 4:13 PM on December 10, 2012


Her father and brother are criminal but she is responsible for a great deal of the reality TV in America. I call it a draw.
posted by srboisvert at 4:41 PM on December 10, 2012


Hard to say who's falling to whose level there.
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 4:43 PM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Just like how I enjoy a plurality foods like steak, tofu, and manure.
posted by wcfields at 4:47 PM on December 10, 2012


that doesn’t mean that in certain cases behaviors cannot match one’s values

It sounds to me like the behavior of Brooks et al. DID match their values. The values themselves are the problem.

Also, I know this makes me incredibly shallow but I can't help it: GLORIOUS HAIR.
posted by orrnyereg at 4:49 PM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


these people have values?
posted by spicynuts at 4:54 PM on December 10, 2012


That Guardian "take down" was weak, weak sauce. The kind of snide shit I typically try to read the Guardian to avoid. I'm not saying Murdoch is all that, but that piece certainly didn't make a case otherwise.
posted by smoke at 5:34 PM on December 10, 2012


I like her. I hope she takes her father out ELIZABETH STYLE *carmina burana starts blastin*
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:20 PM on December 10, 2012


“Yes is the quick answer. But, at the same time, I’m a champion of the plurality of voices and diversity of audience Christmas dinner is going to be just dreadful if I don't say something nice about them."
posted by fullerine at 8:00 PM on December 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, I know this makes me incredibly shallow but I can't help it: GLORIOUS HAIR.

Yeh, nice hair but, and I'm genuinely curious here, what's with the rectangular thingee on her chest? Is it a stylized bow or tie? Is this a common feature on dresses that I haven't noticed before? I know that I'm falling into the sexist trap of talking about superficial things when a woman is in the news but that dress is odd.
posted by rdr at 9:13 PM on December 10, 2012


She wasn't complaining when her dad bought her company, Shine, for a quarter billion dollars of Newscorp Shareholder cash. And she's now getting paid $4 million a year to run it.
posted by delmoi at 12:48 AM on December 11, 2012


what's with the rectangular thingee on her chest?

It's where she keeps her listening devices.
posted by delmoi at 12:59 AM on December 11, 2012


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