October 15th, 2011
06:38 PM ET

Murdoch heckled by Occupy protesters

News Corp.’s Rupert Murdoch was repeatedly interrupted by hecklers while delivering the keynote address at the National Summit on Education in San Francisco on Friday, CNN affiliate KGO reported.

"Resist corporate domination of public education!" one heckler said, according to KGO.

Video of the event shows others in attendance cheering as the protesters were removed.

KGO reported that the activists are a part of US Uncut, a group against cuts to public services. The group claims Murdoch is trying to make money from public education.

The interruptions came shortly after Murdoch said, “"We need to tear down an education system designed for the 19th century and replace it with one suited for the 21st," KGO reported.

Murdoch has been an object of scorn since revelations surfaced in July that journalists working for the News of the World had hacked into the cell phone of a missing girl, deleting some of her messages to make room for more. The deletion of messages gave 13-year-old Milly Dowler's family hope that she was still alive when she was already dead.

Filed under: Occupy Wall Street
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  1. mattski

    Rupert Murdoch will be the first to tell you he's not a particularly political person. He saw a market for a station like Fox news so he filled the need - just like any other shrewd entrepreneur would do if they had the means to make it happen.

    October 16, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. Patricksday

    Monsters like Murdoch live forever, must be a pack made with darkness to spread lies and personal tragedy to make a buck at all costs. May his chickens come home to roost, for all the negative done to make money.

    October 16, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • kba

      There's the kind of response to a comment that we've all gotten used to from the people who have been taken in by Fox "News" stories and the extremist elements of the Republican Party. They seem to cultivate lost people that are looking for an outlet for their ignorance and hate. It's so strange that some of the same people that like to wrap themselves in an American Flag lash out with comments that are so opposed to the ideals that America was founded on.

      October 16, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • ANONYMOUS 0407


      October 17, 2011 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. mdmooser

    True True! Instead of God forbid, let's all wake up and realize. Some people actually think FOX News is real news! What a joke and what an insult to Americans in their open honesty to trust and being so misled.

    October 16, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • what?

      So, MSNBC is news? Fox News is the highest rated news source for a reason. It's fair and balanced, period.

      October 16, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Counting Wizard

      MSNBC is also very biased, but not to the extent of gross exaggeration that Fox News has. Fox may have good ratings, but that is a measure of viewers for determining the price of advertising, not a measure of objectivity and fairness. Fox News puts on a good show, but at the end of the day its just as much fiction as Orson Welles, "War of the Worlds."

      October 16, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • vbdvbd

      Fox is news? That is news to me. In reality, Fox News is a business venture designed to make money off of those who would rather not know the real news. The fabricated news provided by Fox is perfect for those who want to hear what they want to hear.

      October 16, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Barry Osama

      After further review, CNN still sukz.

      October 16, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • rivergirl

      I luv the Simpons but they weren't worth Fox news. Without Homer no W or Iraq War, now that's a conspiracy!

      October 16, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • agonyfIips

      rivergirl Love your comment.

      October 16, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. sum it up

    @Frank sorry you are such a doubter. yes, I had a 401k and my 2 business partners had a 401ks which the 3 of us exploded to fund the business. We also got private loans because you are right, the banks wouldn't loan.

    October 16, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. PaulNYC

    Murdoch and all the rest of his ilk deserve all the heckling their ears can collect. I have no sympathy for people who have everything that continually whine that no one likes them. Grow up.

    October 16, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. Work4aLiving

    Protesters= losers who want handouts from the very people they despise....the achievers and producers (aka, evil rich).

    October 16, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Baruch

      Protesters = people who want economic justice for all. Naysayers = corporate shills.

      October 16, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. nytw

    Murdoch is trash.

    October 16, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  8. Baruch

    Murdoch belongs in prison, pure and simple.

    October 16, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. clr

    It's AMAZING how Obama get's more money from wall street than all other Presidents – EVER – at over $18.5M – yet the democrats are such blind sheep that they think Wall Street is a Republican bastion. Folks – these wall streeters go home to the HAMPTONS.... which is the mecca of LIBERALISM! Geezzzz... No wonder nothing changes... you folks don't even know what you are protesting!

    October 16, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • kba

      You sound like Fox News. You do realize that just typing out a large number and making random comments don't make what you say true.
      What is true and can be verified is that Republicans and Bush were the driving force in reducing regulation and lack of enforcement of existing regulations that led to the collapse of the financial sector. Now, less than three years later these same Republicans are touting cutting regulations on Banks as a way of getting more jobs. How can we trust them when after such devastating effects from that failed policy that caused so many so much pain and suffering are being trotted right back out.

      October 16, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. s kel


    October 16, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Reality Bites

    When you have no valid argument you resort to vilifying the other party. Republicans are racists who love rich people and Fox news is all made up and anyone who watches it is stupid. That's the best you can come up with? Grow up and realize that both parties are controlled by big money. You can easily verify the record breaking amount of money Obama received from Wall Street. Both parties are responsible for our woes. Democrat Bill Clinton signed the republican bill that eliminated precautions put in place after the great depression. Democrats forced banks to give loans to people who couldn't afford them.
    Anyone who blames one party is a moron.

    October 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • RabidHobo

      I wish there was a like, if not love, button for your comment.

      October 17, 2011 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. the_dude

    Question for Rupert Murdoch....obviously you have made a pact with the devil Can you instruct me on how to do the same?

    October 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
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