Rupert Murdoch, In Good Company: A Social History of Pieing

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The "woah" moment of Rupert Murdoch's appearance in the British parliament this morning wasn't a revelation in the hacking scandal, it was the attempted pie-attack on the News Corp. patriarch. The pie-thrower, Jonathan May-Bowles, identifies himself on Twitter not only as Jonnie Marbles, but also as an "activist" and "comedian", which is fitting as the act of pieing has a storied history in both of those realms. Let's analyze.

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