News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng call it quits

A bit of startling news:

EXCLUSIVE: New Corp chairman/CEO Rupert Murdoch has filed for divorce from wife Wendi Deng Murdoch, Deadline has learned. The filing was just made this morning in New York State Supreme Court. The couple met in 1997, at a company party in Hong Kong. They married in 1999, less than a month after his divorce from ex-wife Anna Maria Torv Murdoch Mann was finalized. She is perhaps most fondly remembered for standing up for her husband and clocking Jonathan May-Bowles, after he threw a pie at her husband during a highly publicized testimony before a British parliamentary committee in connection with the News International phone hacking scandal. Developing…

via News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch Files For Divorce –

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Now this is a shocker. I guess he caught her watching Morning Joe

HA! So funny. :D

Still it is sad that Murdoch and Wendi couldn’t make it work. :(

I will say this, just because I am cynical old coot; that it is quite ironic that the very network that unabashedly promotes Conservative Christian traditional values has an owner and CEO, who cannot even keep his own personal marriage together.  I have always said, those who preach, should lead by example; and it is quite ironic that Murdoch has failed there, twice over. Maybe he should try actually telling the truth; instead of living the lie that he has been for a while now.

Just my opinion.

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