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Rupert Murdoch Pie Throwing Incident Overshadows Parliamentary Committee On Twitter

07/19/2011 01:40 EDT | Updated 09/18/2011 05:12 EDT

Rupert Murdoch's testimony before a U.K. parliamentary committee raised a lot of eyebrows online on Tuesday and it wasn't because of anything the media giant said.

About two hours into the hearing, a man threw what appeared to be a pie at the News Corp. executive. The man was quickly nabbed by security but not before he was hit by Murdoch's wife, Wendi.

Here's the video:

Twitter was already raptly watching the hearing, the latest chapter in the phone hacking scandal, and it exploded over the pie incident.

The hashtag #splat was used by twitter user @Jonniemarbles, the man who allegedly threw the pie. Others were using the tags #humblepie and #murdoch.

We rounded up some of the best twitter reactions to the incident.

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