Rupert Murdoch shakes up empire….kinda
Rupert Murdoch didn’t open the D9 conference this year as he’s wont to do. So, his alter ego did.
Jane Lynch — the acerbic, sarcastic and domineering Cheerios coach of Fox’s “Glee” — stood in for the News Corp chieftain in a brief stand-up spiel for the 600 attendees at the tech industry conference.
The award-winning actress (and very-temporary acting CEO) declared News Corp’s fledgling The Daily will be shuttered because she’d “never heard of it”, announced an investigation into the backgrounds of the Glee cast, and boasted she’d convinced ultra-conservative TV host Glenn Back to stay on at Fox for one final gig as a dying patient on the highly-rated medical drama “House”.
Dressed in a business suit, the “face of Fox TV” enacted a number of other subtle changes whilst the media giant’s powers-that-be were absent.
“While I’m holding the keys to the kingdom, I’ve decided I’ll be taking the next logical step and I’ll be incorporating a comics page into the the Wall Street Journal,” she deadpanned.
She ended by pleading with the tech-savvy crowd to help her out with a blackberry that kept freezing up.