Twitter, Murdoch and Shakespeare: A heady mix
As is typical in a crisis of this magnitude, the opinions were also derogatory, negative and sarcastic. But thanks to the Bard, they were also very clever.
I am indebted to Huffington Post for its fabulous collection.
Here are a few examples:
- “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing #shakespeare4murdoch
- Murdoch most foul #shakespeare4murdoch
- ”You are not worth the dust which the rude wind blows in your face.” King Lear Act 4 S2 #shakespeare4murdoch
- Shall he dwindle, peak and pine, that Douche Murdoch is a Swine #shakespeare4murdoch
- “When shall we three meet again? Lewisham Police Station in October #shakespeare4murdoch“
- I come not to praise Murdoch, but to bury him. #Shakespeare4murdoch
- The Taming Of The Mogul #shakespeare4murdoch”
Whatever the impetus for the Shakespearean outburst, the Tweets clearly demonstrate what can happen in a crisis – you will be the butt of jokes, comedy shows, cartoons and now Twitterprose.