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

    I am wondering if those on the right, who aren't sharing in the untold wealth of the rich 1% and political power elite, are simply smitten by the stockholm syndrome, where the abuser becomes a supporter and enabler of the very people abusing them? Or weather a job or career that half works and some basic promises are still kept is simply enough to buy these people off. I think the scorn the right has for the left is really a projection of their own split off selves they deny and convienently placed on another set of victims, those less fortunate than themselves as the origins of all evil. Jj is a good example of that, locked in some very primative psychological place that sounds more adolescent than rational even if in a 40 year old adult..

    October 15, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • one-time86

      Thatz rht rht ..u tell those lazy azz hippiez all they want to do iz gt sum welfare while ppl like me fit the bill......

      October 16, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
    • one-time86

      Wong person that should have went to the next guy

      October 16, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Larry L

      Brian you care but you may be over-thinking this. When I was a poor kid (white) I worked on road crews digging holes to pay for college, Here in South Texas the Hispanics had a great deal of hatred for African Americans and I learned some slang to describe their feelings. It all came down to a simple observation – everybody seems to need somebody to lord above and nobody wants to be on the bottom of the food chain. Most of the people in the Tea Party age group grew up secure in the knowledge that people of color were available to fill the lower echelons of the society. My slack-jawed, white-trash relatives actually had somebody to look down on. But when people of color started showing up with good jobs, masters degrees, and six-figure incomes the world was inverted. So the white folks needed to not only blame the "liberals" for their loss of status, they also desperately held to the belief that success was a birthright of the whites and by protecting the wealthy, they could preserve their eventual place in the sun. This might also explain the right-wing adversion to all things "science" and their love for NASCAR. These people are the cash cow of the Republican Party – because they cost nothing and don't even get to join the club after the elcetion. A cheap date.

      October 16, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • hernyKnox

      I don't understand why that rich 1% are paying like 40% of the taxes. Why don't they move somewhere that will let them keep some of what they earn? Are they stupid or what?

      October 16, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Brian

    My pet rock has more credibility than Rupert Murdoch.

    October 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raul

      you're an idiot

      October 16, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • jc

      Raul, you are dumber.

      October 16, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
    • hernyKnox

      whatever! Please step into the real world.

      October 16, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • lewtwo

      Any rock has more credibility ....
      One has to wonder why the "National Summit on Education" chose him as a speaker.

      October 16, 2011 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Hal

    Mr. Murdoch makes me sick. He poisons the minds of innocent people with the bile he puts out on Fox News.

    October 16, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Commojoe

      Oh, you mean like the truth.

      October 16, 2011 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Art

    Just a good ol' boy, ta ta ta, ta ta ta. Never meanin' no harm ....

    October 16, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. moas786

    murdoch is a media terrorist!!!!!!!!

    October 16, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. opinion8it

    OWS - priceless!!!

    October 16, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. Raul

    I'm starting to hate filthy democrat marxists more and more. There is nothing more to talk about. YOU lie, your propagandize, you are filthy. Let's just get this over with.

    October 16, 2011 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
    • jc

      Better yet lets get your tea party abolished from this planet.

      October 16, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. Chris

    Wall Street ran a $516 TRILLION DOLLAR derivative Ponzi scheme that destroyed the world economy. Now they want to finish the job. Don't let them, my friends. Check out the charts on this link...http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10#

    October 16, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  9. hernyKnox

    Why doesn't the DNC call the dogs off? What is so cool about burning cars and raising cane? I don't get the point except their mentors have told them to party like it is 1968. It is really not cool and a bit contrived. They aren't fooling anyone, it is all part of the Obama re-election campaign. They are even paying these kids to act up.

    October 16, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Les

      The young people in the Occupy marches are not in general "kids". The ones I know have stable incomes and are agerd from 25 up to their 60s and 70s. They have a stable income and work as nurses, teachers, councilmen and other such jobs. There have been van loads trucked from my rural area who are financially independent or are retired. To characterize the movement as consisting of "kids." is inflammatory and not correct on many levels. The entire gamut of the human experience is represented as are the reasons they are protesting. Do some homework then express a valid opinion.

      October 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Daniel

    0:40 Did she just say Occupy Sesame Street?

    October 16, 2011 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
  11. JohnfromDC

    As a former Republican, who voted for Reagan, Bush Sr. and wanted McCain on his first dance, I am disgusted by the lack of cooperation and contrite behavior of the current Republican propoganda. The tax rate increases proposed are very moderate and not job killing. We do need more regulation to prevent more dire outcomes, do need to balance the budget, and we do need to increase the age for Social Security gradually. Medicare is doing the best it can, but as costs go up 12% a year, it needs to be reviewed. So far the D party (full of flaws as well) is compromising and trying to cut deals and the Rep party is like a spoiled brat preventing any progress from going forward.

    October 16, 2011 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  12. leeintulsa

    @hernyknox: Lol.. Obama kept the bailouts running. In the protestor's eyes, i'm sure he's part of the problem.

    Can you fathom the notion that it's not just 'us and them'?

    I know you and people like you think there are two kinds of people – 'with us or against us'. I know hating is easier that way.

    But most people do not fit into tidy boxes..

    October 16, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. chrisg

    Murdoch = Faux News

    October 16, 2011 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
  14. Joe

    CNN will start seeing signs denouncing CNN at occupy Wall street. Its obvious CNN is pro big business and is working with wall street to propagandize against our first black President.

    October 16, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. 327th

    Nest time multi-billionaire Soros is in the country giving a speech, will these same people heckle him as well? I seriously doubt it. So much for free speech, OWS supporters don't believe in it.

    October 16, 2011 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
    • wakend

      Moot point. Get a book

      October 16, 2011 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
    • 327th

      @wakend – Time to lay off the bong and move out of your parent's basement.

      October 16, 2011 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
    • wakend

      Actually i am business owner and have pretty good life. I also have a heart, and I'm atheist. My life is not dictated by dogma

      October 16, 2011 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
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