Two Senior Murdoch Journalists Attempt Suicide

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Murdochgate may just taken a detour into the tragic following reports that two senior Murdoch journalists have attempted suicide. MSNBC reports: "Two senior journalists working for Rupert Murdoch's News International have apparently attempted suicide as pressure mounts at the scandal-hit publisher of the now-defunct News of the World. The suicide attempts follow weeks of intense scrutiny of the role of The Sun, another Murdoch paper, in the phone-hacking scandal and police bribery case. The man and the woman, who were reportedly involved in separate incidents, were rescued in time, a friend of one of them said, according to a report Tuesday on two journalists who attempted suicide have been checked into the hospital, according to a report Tuesday by the Financial Times. The newspaper reported that their care is being paid for by News International.   The London Evening Standard reported that other News International journalists are “terribly stressed and many are on the edge.” The company has reportedly offered psychiatric help to any journalist who wants help." While certainly sad, it is curious why one would move to such a dramatic step instead of simply putting one's belongings in a box, and walking out of the office door for good. Especially if one is innocent of anything. Just how putrid will the Murdoch spying stench be when all is revealed, and just how high up does it go in other parallel media organizations who most certainly acted in comparable ways in the pursuit for that most elusive commodity - information? And will this be the end of any near-tragic stories associated with the billionaire media mogul? Somehow we doubt it.

More from MSNBC:

"It was not a suicide pact," the friend told the New Zealand-based news organization. "The attempts were not simultaneous and there is no suggestion of a pact."


Eleven current and former staff of the Sun, Britain's best-selling daily tabloid, have been arrested this year on suspicion of bribing police or civil servants for tip-offs, Reuters reported Tuesday.


Their arrests have come as a result of information provided to the police by the Management and Standards Committee, or MSC, a body set up by parent company News Corp to facilitate police investigations and liaise with the courts.


The work of the MSC, which was set up to be independent of the conglomerate's British newspaper arm News International, has caused bitterness among staff, many of whom feel betrayed by an employer they have loyally served.


"People think that they've been thrown under a bus," one News International employee told Reuters. "They're beyond angry - there's an utter sense of betrayal, not just with the organization but with a general lynch-mob hysteria."

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bugs_'s picture

they tried to delete their facebook accounts

Arius's picture

and Jamie Dimon says they are overpaid ... look at what the poor "journalists" have to put up with ....

Tyler is a real journalist to me ... traditional MSM is just hired guns as simple as that ...

slewie the pi-rat's picture

tyler is top shelf as a jounalist, writer, and analyst [some people assume multiple tylers, but if tyler sez there is one tyler, there is one tyler, in my book]

as a daily publisher, tyler is the best in the world

and this zH of his is why, too, BiCheZ! 

[i kn0w i'm not tellin ya anything new, but i just felt like pr0claiming it!] 

hedgeless_horseman's picture



...reported that other News International journalists are “terribly stressed and many are on the edge.”

Lying for a living will do that to you.

flacon's picture

Their crime in attempted suicide: "Attempted collateral damage". Humans are nothing more than collateral, because they are what backs the bonds (BOND = SLAVERY), hence, they are guilty of attempted collateral damage. Don't you know you are a corporate fiction? JOHN JOE. JANE DOE. 


You also need to APPLY for a death certificate after death. Do we take the forms to St. Peter at the pearly gates for him to fill out? 


Or maybe it's all just an illusion. 

French Frog's picture

Methink these 2 were 'fake' suicides, simply to draw the attention to the 'fact' that all these investigations are taking a toll NOT on the people at the top (as they should) but to the lower ranking journalists & below, in a way to draw sympathy for the common man (the majority of people employed by News International AREN'T scumbags), in the hope that this will deflect some attention away from the Murdoch empire for long enough to let things settle down a bit, then get forgotten...

Big gestures are what this is all about these days to convince the majority of people that one is genuinely sorry about the phone hacking and all the other misdemeanors: remember, not long ago, the abrupt closing down of Murdoch's flagship newspaper the 'News Of The World' yet only a few months later, it's back under a different name, 'The Sun On Sunday', most probably (re)employing many former employees...

Popo's picture

Or perhaps these were the assisted variety of "suicides".  Like when someone stabs themselves in the back 40 times and then runs themselves over with a truck.



indygo55's picture

They have journalists?


sgt_doom's picture

The crucial question here is, did Murdoch have insurance policies on those suicidal journalists?


Suicide or homicide attempt? 

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Yes. As a world-class cynic, I have to think there is much more here than meets the eye.

ZeroPoint's picture

Yes. I bet these were 'assisted' suicides.

Colombian Gringo's picture

Too bad they failed. If more of the lamestream media followed their example successfully, we would be so much freer.

Dave Thomas's picture

Well it's New Zealand after all. Since that massacre in Wellington they were forced to commit "Suicide by Chocolate"

The hospital released them with only minor gas pains.

iDealMeat's picture

Good thing they survived.. A near death experience tends to straighten one out morally. They may start calling some bitches out..

JPM Hater001's picture

"Too bad they failed."

Um, no.  Good thiing they failed.  3 very large questions come to mind:

1) Suicide or Murder (although the CIA usually isnt this sloppy)

2) What do you know you dont want people to know.  Time for a waterboard me thinks.

3) Where's Waldo?

vato poco's picture

Q: What do you call 2 dead Big Media assholes?

A: A good start!

Thank you. I'm here till Thursday. Try the mahi-mahi: it *glows* in the dark!

PeaceLover's picture

Once again having a face book account in you name is like being blond and dating OJ and not understanding why he treats you  bad.


Or being black in New Orleans arguing with a cop and can't understand who took your wallet and put hand cuff on you when you wake up in the hospital and are read you rights...




Buck Johnson's picture

Something very very wicked is happening with Murdoch.  I think they are either cleaning up for him, or they are going after Murdoch to take him down and blackmail him.

Ex Poker Stars's picture

Yep, tell me when two members of te Obama administration tried to commit.....

Paul Bogdanich's picture

Out fucking standing.  Tell me they succeeded.  That's the thing about the whole elite system.  It has gone on so long that most of the junior members are shells of persons with no center or hard life experience.  They would fold under coercive tactics.  They are very weak. 

nmewn's picture

I hear Foxconn has some counselors available now.

Of course employees may be forced to sign a paper bequeathing all their assets to the company if they ever try that again.

I mean, it's just horrible PR for the company.

Steaming_Wookie_Doo's picture

You mean like Walmart putting out large insurance policies on their employees? Wouldn't surprise me.

Gotta ask if those were really 'suicide' attempts. Of course, now that those people were rescued (hospitalized), I'm sure they'll be medicated thru the roof and not be able to spill the beans on anything.

Note to the rest of those journalists out there: be sure to mention to friends (and leave some documentation in various locations) data that should be known, and that if you're found as a suicide, IT'S NOT TRUE!!

nmewn's picture

Actually I meant Apple making i-shit in China...but whatever, to each his own.

At least Walmart hasn't built employee housing on prem...yet ;-)

TheGardener's picture

If you get suicided you end up dead, except maybe for
that classic small plane crash you survive against the
odds.If you do it yourself it depends on whether you
really mean it or just pity yourself.

Reese Bobby's picture

Rupert offering suicide bounties again?

JohnnyBriefcase's picture

Did they both shoot themselves in the head multiple times?

johngaltfla's picture


Or is this more like the old honored Roman tradition?

Either way, the skunkworks will be exposed if they fail to comply with the new globalist demands for one voice, one media, and one source for all information.


JLee2027's picture

Hardly seems worth suicide. It's not like they stole trillions, kept billions, and ensalved millions in debt or something like that.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Maybe they hadn't been making the proper sacrifices to Baal.

JPM Hater001's picture

Well, they failed thier overlords so someone had to die.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

That is taking the ol' job a bit too seriously, IMO

doomandbloom's picture

Building sympathy.... classic PR stunt

tickhound's picture

No shit, what am I supposed to feel sorry for these bitches now?

slowimplosion's picture

Exactly.  Had they been successful, I'd think about it.  As it is, killing ones self is EASY and if you can't even do that then you are pretty much worthless.  As all News Corp "journalists" are.

Cone of Uncertainty's picture

Suicide my fucking ass.

Stupid hit men must really suck.

I'm sure there will be more carnage once people start singing.

But really, this is all a big distraction and means jack fucking shit.

JPM Hater001's picture

This just heard at the CIA Headquarters: "Who sent in the new fucking guy?  Someone call Gomer and get him in here now!"

Offtheradar's picture

Jesus.  If your going to kill yourself, do it for a good reason.  A woman maybe?  Not for some wrinkly old hobbit named Murdoch.

Assetman's picture

Better yet, if you're going to make the Grim Reaper plunge, why not strap on 110 lbs of explosives, give Mr. Murdock a handshake and take out a floor at News Corp headquarters?

See... now THAT's something that can sell newspapers. </sarc>



gimli's picture

Rumor has it they both heard their new chief editor was a feller named Jon Corzine.

booboo's picture

Unless they drove a wood stake through their own hearts it's bullshit,  fucking j school vampires the lot of them.

dolph9's picture

Jump, you fuckers!

Two almost down, 5 billion to go.

Vagabond's picture

0/2, not very impressive.


If I was a MSM sockpuppet, I wouldn't be able to live with myself either. Assuming that these were real suicide attempts and not one of those cries for help things.

blunderdog's picture

If you were an MSM sockpuppet, you probably wouldn't be informed enough to realize anything's wrong.

nmewn's picture

lol...and now for the weather...Flip, how's it look out there?

Always one of my favorite lines, as if everyone lives in a cave.

Sid James's picture

Must have been a bummer realizing they would have to work for a living rather than listen to answering machines.