Fox News Gold: how to interview Rupert Murdoch

“No worries, Mr Chairman, that’s fine with me.”

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This extraordinary exchange between an anchor on Fox News (proprietor: Rupert Murdoch) and, er . . . Rupert Murdoch is doing the rounds today.

And while it's well worth a watch, it is not -- as Political Scrapbook and others appear to imply -- from the past few days, but from over a year ago when the News of the World phone-tapping story first broke.

Anyway, a second outing of this hard-hitting interrogation is overdue.

 

 

And here's a transcript of the crucial segment:

Fox Anchor: "Mr Chairman, sir, thanks very much for joining us. We appreciate it."

Rupert Murdoch: "Fine, good afternoon."

Fox Anchor: "The story that's 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 . . ."

Rupert Murdoch: "I'm not talking about that issue at all today. Sorry."

Fox Anchor: "OK. No worries, Mr Chairman, that's fine with me."

Jon Bernstein, former deputy editor of New Statesman, is a digital strategist and editor. He tweets @Jon_Bernstein.