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Rupert Murdoch: Neither Shy Not Retiring

Posted by: Jon Fine on February 8, 2007

I suppose it’s a sign of severe geekhood if you walk away from a lengthy interview with Rupert Murdoch thinking about how funny he is. Anyway, he spoke today at the McGraw Hill Media Summit* and it went a little bit like this.

One thing: A Borat sequel pends. UPDATE 2/9: Turns out Rupert got a bit ahead of this one. As this Variety story reports, and a News Corp. spokesman confirms, no deal’s been inked.

(*Obligatory Disclosures: The McGraw Hill Companies, which puts on the Media Summit, is BusinessWeek’s parent company. The gentleman who interviewed Murdoch at the conference, BusinessWeek’s editor-in-chief Stephen J. Adler, is my boss. This last sentence is only here so that this disclosure paragraph is substantially longer than the rest of this post.)

Reader Comments

steve baker

February 8, 2007 4:37 PM

Jon, my favorite sentence fragment in your story:

Murdoch, now married to the Chinese-American former News Corp. executive Wendi Deng, also made it clear his ardor had cooled...

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