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
soundoff (231 Responses)
  1. Jay B

    It is heartbreaking that the poorest republicans are all used by the richest republicans. Please listen. They (the ubber rich republicans) don't give a damn about you. They only care about you as a mouth piece to help further their agenda. I applaud Occupy Wall Street.
    What you do for the least of us you do for me-Jesus

    October 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • DoNotWorry

      When is Rupert Murdoch going to give back the $4.8 billion in welfare he got from the U.S. government, with a little help from Giuliani's lobbying (read bribery) firm? NO CORPORATIONS IN EDUCATION!!!!

      October 15, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. michaelfury


    October 15, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. condanchri

    Why is it you only reference the "ubber rich republicans"??? Aren't there ubber rich democrats, too? How about almost the entire Hollywood industry, with billions (if not trillions) of money being made there? Are they somehow beyond your scope of reasoning? I get so sick of the politics being used in this Occupy crap – if it were more "inclusive" of all people affected, versus "exclusive" to democrats, I might be more supportive.

    October 15, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      THere are ubber-rich democrats..... and they support paying higher taxes... giving their share. They probably differ on their views on corporations if they made their money from them, but otherwise, they support the Democrat agenda.

      October 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hojo

      you would be wholly shocked to find out how many actors and folks in the Hollywood machine are actually republicans...

      October 15, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • paintpaintpaint

      The 'uber rich Democrats' all say they should pay their fair share, that's why.

      October 15, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

    "Occupy Space".....and that's about it. 🙂

    October 15, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Les

      It's very interesting to note that 99 per cent of conservative right wing postings never delve into the facts but rather resort to name calling, character assassination and other juvenile response patterns. Why is that?

      October 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Let Them eat Cake

    I have money and know the ins & outs to make more money. Poor people don't. Period. Too bad. Get a life. Learn to get ahead. I'm not giving you my money because you are lazy. Sorry

    October 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Themagicrat

      Lol. Dude, you exhibit the exact mentality that brought us to this. and you don't get it. You have the right to make money. Nobody wants your money. They want you to pay your fair share of taxes a the same rate everyone else does. You shouldn't pay less as you earn more. Sadly, you leave that part out when you tell us how much smarter you are than everyone else and to keep our greedy hands off your stack of gold.

      October 15, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      I sincerely hope that you get the same treatment that the original author of "let themm eat cake" got. That would be poetic justice.
      Do you realize that your views are exactly the samme as those that ran the communist party in the old SOviet Union. The one's in power made sure that they stayed in power. They subjugated the middle and lower classes. What makes you any different? The problem is that the uber-rich get the congress to pass laws that favor the ubber-rich. There's nothing wrong with being rich if you don't use it to suppress a society at large.

      October 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • reason4you

      Have fun living in a society declining towards the third world. Where the poor are more sick and violent. Famine and class warfare. If you ever bother to study history, Greed having less boundaries is where it always begins. Be safe 😉

      October 15, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Love the name here. Don't forget what happened to the person who was credited with uttering that phrase.

      October 15, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • DoNotWorry

      You think you are smart... but Let Them Eat Cake? Really? You are asking to get your idiot head chopped off like Marie Antionette? What a moron. You must be a teabagger troll on Koch's payroll.

      October 15, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kelley

    Great job CNN. Make it sound like Murdoch hacked into "one" phone. More corporate pigs protecting one another. How many phones have you hacked into CNN?

    October 15, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

    "Clueless Pig Wall Street Protesters "really are" dupes of Obama'"

    October 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      Oh no.... another conspiracy theory. Put your tin hat on.

      October 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • paintpaintpaint

      Jeff..try not of over use quote marks. And.... nobody uses the word 'dupes' anymore. Obama's a good, stand-up person. and he's trying to do what's best for all of us, nasty people like you included.

      October 15, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

    @ michaelfury
    We invite you to join our conversation...personally. I don't know about how anyone else feels, but unless it's a reference to support your own opinion, the blog is right here...right now. Don't steer us with a hyperlink. That's about as useless as useless gets.

    October 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jay B

    It is only "exclusive" to people who care about about others. Republicans for the most part, lump all people without jobs, with psychological issues, sick ,and just plain down on their luck in the same pot or as republicans call them "lazy". Democrats are more likely to look at each person individually. If you care about others, you wouldn't put limits on how you help.
    Maybe the poorest of the republican believe that they will be rich someday.....oops. That would be impossible because that is only reserved for the "1%". What you do for the least of us you do for me-Jesus

    October 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

      Yes, Jay B, CNN sends thier finest to disect Republicans and the G.O.P. for that matter. They try hard to "make us" swallow the idea we are born out of "anger and frustration". Do you agree with that, Jay B.?

      October 15, 2011 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • DoNotWorry

      Notice how quick Murdoch fired 400 employees... so if they testified his counsel could say they were just out to get him for firing them. Not a qualm of regret. WE DO NOT WANT CORPORATIONS IN OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM. They are already ruining every University they take over.

      October 15, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chubsy

    Guys, I hate to do this, but it's uber, and not ubber. Ubber was a Robin Williams film.

    October 15, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay B

      Thanks mr. dictionary. It was a typo. Maybe the all those millons of poorest of the poor republicans believe that they can too become rich.....oops. They can't be because that is reserved for only 1%.

      October 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chuck Gaffney

    Ha, he got Murdoch-blocked. Hope that clown finally gets pie in his face; Killer Klowns from Outer Space-like pie.

    October 15, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Nick

    Murdoch has manipulated elections and public opinion to make money; there is no better place for him than in HELL.

    October 15, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. lefty avenger

    Down with Fox news!

    October 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tawdry Soup

    and to think of all the people that died while Murdoch's Fox news propaganda machine helped GW Bush break international law and kill thousands including children. He's lucky those people were only carrying signs. What a waste of flesh he is. Go ahead and call the occupiers lazy and stupid. They are fighting for the America the rich screwballs wanted you to believe you were going to get if you followed them. It's time to America back from the wealthy bankers and that propaganda master and we will..

    October 15, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Kweg Yung

    Corporate America's expansion into China was paid for by the American taxpayer. Bush's “tax cuts for the rich” policy helped to fund this transition. That's why no American jobs were created but a lot of Chinese jobs were. Republican politicians represent the corporate rich, the 'job creators'. When was the last time you saw a job created in the U.S.? The rich don't pay tax in this country and their corporations are physically based in communist China; where, by the way, SOCIALIZED healthcare and SOCIALIZED education are the norm and ALL the banks are state owned. These former American companies only pay tax in China, supporting a growing communist government and military. Republican politicians sold us (U.S.) out. These guys aren't batting for us (U.S.) anymore.

    October 15, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
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