CBS Team Amused by Pie Attack on Rupert Murdoch, ‘Getting a Taste of Humble Pie’

 Tuesday’s CBS Evening News poked fun at 80-year-old Rupert Murdoch being nearly hit by a pie as the show led with the News Corp founder’s appearance in front of the British parliament to discuss the News of the World phone hacking scandal. During the opening teaser, after playing a clip of Murdoch exclaiming that "This is the most humble day of my life," Schieffer made a quip about "humble pie." Schieffer: "Elizabeth Palmer and Anthony Mason on the News Corp chief getting a taste of humble pie."

After Schieffer opened the show recounting the Murdoch story and introduced correspondents Elizabeth Palmer and Anthony Mason, Mason could be seen with a big grin, presumably in response to the CBS anchor’s opening. Schieffer summed up the day’s events:

Rupert Murdoch called it the most humbling day of his life, and he said he was sorry, but it wasn't his fault and he wasn't resigning. Then someone hit him with a cream pie. That about summed up the parliamentary hearing into the police bribery and phone hacking scandal involving one of Murdoch's British newspapers.

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Tuesday, July 19, CBS Evening News :

BOB SCHIEFFER, IN OPENING TEASER: Tonight, Rupert Murdoch on the hot seat.

RUPERT MURDOCH, NEWS CORPORATION: This is the most humble day of my life.

SCHIEFFER: Then, things got worse. (CLIP OF MAN WITH PIE GOING AFTER MURDOCH) Elizabeth Palmer and Anthony Mason on the News Corp chief getting a taste of humble pie.

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SCHIEFFER: And good evening. Scott's off tonight, I'm Bob Schieffer. Well, Rupert Murdoch called it the most humbling day of his life, and he said he was sorry, but it wasn't his fault and he wasn't resigning. Then someone hit him with a cream pie. That about summed up the parliamentary hearing into the police bribery and phone hacking scandal involving one of Murdoch's British newspapers. We have two reports tonight from London. First, Elizabeth Palmer. Liz?