A man (who appears to be a British comedian) ran up to Rupert Murdoch at today’s hearing and tried to throw a pie in his face (or a plate of foam). Here’s the screen capture – it’s less clear in the video, below:
Murdoch’s son testifying.
Son hears there’s a disturbance.
Son realizes some man is running up to his dad.
Man in grey plaid shirt holding a white plate in front of Rupert Murdoch’s head.
Woman in grey appears to be blocking man in plaid near Rupert Murdoch’s head (left).
Woman in pink jumps in.
Here’s an enlargement of the attack – the man is holding what appears to be a white plate:
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Steve Bannon is part-owner, and up until a few months ago Executive Chairman, of the Alt Right Web site, Breitbart; a site that revels in launching racist, sexist, homophobic and anti-Semitic attacks on anyone they disagree with.
The Anti-Defamation League calls the Alt Right "a loose-knit group of white nationalists and unabashed anti-Semites and racists," and has called on Trump to replace Bannon.
And now we learn that Bannon allegedly objected to the number of Jewish students attending his daughters' school. Enough is enough.