International

Wendi Deng Murdoch: Rupert's Savior In More Than One Way?

June 11, 2011, file photo: Rupert and Wendi Deng Murdoch at the Shanghai International Film Festival. i i

June 11, 2011, file photo: Rupert and Wendi Deng Murdoch at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Philippe Lopez /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Philippe Lopez /AFP/Getty Images
June 11, 2011, file photo: Rupert and Wendi Deng Murdoch at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

June 11, 2011, file photo: Rupert and Wendi Deng Murdoch at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

Philippe Lopez /AFP/Getty Images

The head slap seen 'round the world — Tuesday's leap by Wendi Deng Murdoch to her husband Rupert's defense when a guy with a plate of shaving cream tried to cream her man — has some in the news media declaring that she did more than anyone else has to boost the News Corp. chief's image amid the "hacking scandal" that has engulfed some of his newspapers in the U.K.

The Guardian says that "Charlie's Angel" moment has created some sympathy for Rupert Murdoch.

New York magazine thinks "Wendi won the day," and that's "good for Rupert."

The news also has Wendi Murdoch being hailed in her home country, China.

If you're looking to learn more about Mrs. Murdoch, ABC News has one of many profiles. As it notes, the couple have been married for 12 years. She's 42. He's 80.

If you'd like to see or join the discussion on Twitter, search on #wendi.

And if you haven't seen what happened when Rupert Murdoch was testifying before a committee of Parliament in London, here's the replay.

Channel 4 News/YouTube

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.