Jonnie Marbles attacked Rupert Murdoch with a creamy pie at a parliamentary hearing in London on Tuesday over the phone-hacking scandal that has shocked England and shut down the News of the World.
A self-described anarchist, Marbles is an activist, comedian, father figure and all-round nonsense, according to his Twitter profile. He called Murdoch a greedy billionaire before jumping from the gallery at the House Affairs Committee.
Marbles' real name is Jonathan May-Bowles. He actually is a comedian and activist, and he runs a politics blog.
He is also reportedly a member of the activist group UK Uncut, which recently supported protesters during the June 30 nationwide strike in England.
The pie in Murdoch's face was NOT a UK Uncut action, everyone! UK Uncut immediately said on Twitter after the event.
It is a far better thing that I do now than I have ever done before #splat, tweeted May-Bowles moments before the attack.
Immediately, Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng Mudoch stood up and began punching Marbles.
Wendi took him down -- not the cops. You go, girl! tweeted film critic Roger Ebert.
Go Wendi....what a punch! #ChineseSuperpower TV host and former News of the World editor Piers Morgan tweeted. Wendi just stole all the headlines. That idiot protestor, allowed in by MPs, has single-handedly won the day's PR for the Murdochs.
MPs called the attack wholly unacceptable, but complemented Wendi Murdoch on her left hook.
Ironically, the event has not made May-Bowles a hero. Even Murdoch's biggest detractors are upset at Marbles' political prank.
On the worse day in News Corp history Jonnie Marbles has given The Sun and Fox News the chance to make Rupert Murdoch look like the victim, said singer-songwriter Billy Bragg.