It's a nice stunt, of course, and you have to wonder why Wendi Deng, Murdoch's wife, was so well-prepared for it. She hurls herself over her husband's shoulder as if she were a member of his personal security detail. Which begs the question--where the hell was her husband's personal security detail?
Note that we are skipping over the issue of whether or not Murdoch is a "doddering" boss. That's a strategy that will help him try to escape legal culpability. It won't work.