News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch are facing the heat today during a British parliamentary inquiry over the illegal hacking of cell phones by News Corp.’s recently shuttered News of the World publication. Of course, Twitter is exploding with commentary on the elder and younger Murdoch’s testimony.
Unsurprisingly, the sentiment around Tweets being sent on the Murdoch testimony is mostly negative. According to a sentiment analysis on the word Murdoch, 67 percent of Tweets are negative.
Many believe the Murdoch testimony to be cringe-worthy, despite the elder News Corp. head calling the inquiry “the most humble day of my life.” Unfortunately, Murdoch shirked accountability for the hackings, blaming “those people I trusted.” And the younger Murdoch, while well-spoken, isn’t doing much better with his testimony, appearing to be covering up for his father.