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. Brian

    Stay classy obamazombies

    October 15, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Woops

      As classy as Republicans booing gay soldiers & cheering for people dieing due to a lack of healthcare?

      October 15, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      Woops–

      LOL Hey you all have it beat with Nazis, Communists, Unions, Iran and Venezuela all supporting you.

      October 15, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheWiz_71

      @Woops – HEAR HEAR! There is nothing wrong or "unclassy" about protesting Murdoch, who is a billionaire who exercises media control to spread his own warped vision of what the world ought to be. However, shouting that someone without insurance should be left to die, and booing an American soldier because he's gay – now, that's tasteless.

      October 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • 10 Poorest States R All Republican

      Snarky, were you wearing your tinfoil hat when u typed that? Lol

      October 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • logic&reason

      Did you read the last paragraph in the article? Do you really want to be on the side of Murdoch and his cronies?

      October 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Not_Lqqking

      @sharky...yeah too bad we couldn't get the muslim terrorists. They said you republitards had their full support.

      October 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. slave#9378374

    Our public educational system is designed by the rich to turn out obedient slaves that don't question authority and go into debt buying what we are told to buy. This is why the rich send their kids to private school and the most successful entrepreneurs drop out.

    October 15, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      No that is the Government. The rich pay for the private education.

      October 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ryan

    The only thing that you can be grateful for is death. No matter how greedy Murdoch is, he will die too.

    October 15, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      And Buffett and Soros and Steve Jobs are/were not greedy?

      October 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • tcaros

      Murdoch will die and his money will do him no good in the grave. He's depraved. He's the father of Fox News and all it's hypocritical lies and liars.

      October 15, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheWiz_71

      As was said about C. Montgomery Burns when his portrait was unveiled – "He's evil, but he'll die one day".

      October 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Franklin

      Pretty sure Steve Jobs was on a $1 per year salary when he died.

      October 15, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • logic&reason

      @sharky – do you realize Buffett is giving the vast majority of his earnings to charity when he dies? Murdoch sure isn't.

      October 15, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jj

    slave if i told you to jump off a bridge would you do it???

    October 15, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. rene

    How much more money does Murdoch need to be happy? How many more people have to suffer because the ultra-wealthy are greedy pigs addicted to power? The system is rigged by the rich for the rich who spend the money they stole from the poor working class to buy politicians so that the rich can make more money. We're not going to take it any more. We are the 99%

    October 15, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • LJ

      Perfectly Put!

      October 16, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. tcaros

    Lay ahold of Murdoch and grab this liar, drag him into the streets. Look in his eyes and see when he realizes his money will not save him.

    October 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kebos

    I like what these protestors have done. Murdoch is a class A knob who cares nothing about education unless it will line his pockets. He can fool the lame-stream media readers but he can't fool anyone that was put on this earth to think for themsellves.

    October 15, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. earl

    For all those who speaks harshly about the 99 movement should look at what really is going on, and not what they hear on FOX. I got laid off from a job I had for 32 years. I was told that I made too much money. He said he could hire someone to replace me and would not have to pay insurances,commission and my high salary. He did just that. He only have one American working for him. So be thankful for the 99 talking about corporate greed.

    October 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  9. us1776

    Outstanding.

    The master fascist, Murdoch, needs taken down.

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    October 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • tcaros

      I'd cheer if they dragged him into the streets. All I ask is a picture of his face when he sees all the numbers and hands and feet at him.

      October 15, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. s kel

    JIM I EXPECTED A NON THOUGHTFUL IGNORANT BLOG FROM A UNDEREDUCATED TEA PARTY HICK FROM FL

    October 15, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • TER

      Jim is Rick Scott's lawn boy.

      October 15, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. s kel

    BRIAN SHUT UP YOU IGNORANT NONTHINKING TEA PARTY DRONE, MOUTHING OFF THE CRAP YOUR BILLY BEER GUZZLING SELF HEARS ON PHONY FOX NEWS.

    October 15, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. tcaros

    I'd like to see Murdoch dragged into the street and kicked senseless for his crimes.

    October 15, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. s kel

    ARE RIGHTWINGERS JUST PLAIN STUPID? GO BACK AND READ THE MORONIC STATMENT FROM JOE SIXPACK ABOUT HOW JOBS ARE OUT SOURCED.

    October 15, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Canuk

    Haha. Stupid Americans. This doesn't happen in Canada.

    BTW Artie Lange, the Kashardians and The Real Housewives illustrate exactly what is wrong with America today. Idiots.

    October 15, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. s kel

    THESE TEA DRONES ARE BEYOND MAKING ME ANGRY THEY ARE MAKING ME SICK

    October 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
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