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A Rupert Murdoch Puzzle-Writer Is About to Be Fired

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 14: News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch pauses as he delivers a keynote address at the National Summit on Education Reform on October 14, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Rupert Murdoch was the keynote speaker at the two-day National Summit on Education Reform. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Some crossword puzzle-writer at Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Telegraph, in Australia, should start dusting off the old resume after what has got to be an intentional joke (if it’s a coincidence, we’re all doomed). The word-search puzzle in this week’s edition included these letters: LIVESIHCODRUM, which spell “Murdoch is evil” backwards. And they would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for that meddling Sydney Morning Herald, which couldn’t help but pile on: “As Satanic messages go, it certainly has a ring of truth about it.”

Murdoch Puzzle-Writer About to Be Fired