With mogul Rupert Murdoch out of the country, Jane Lynch filled in as the Acting Chair and CEO of News Corp for the kickoff of year’s D9 conference. Lynch stars on Fox’s Glee, and D9 is put out by AllThingsD, which is owned by News Corp.’s Wall Street Journal.
Lynch joked: ”As acting CEO, I’ll be making some changes while the powers that be are abroad. First up: closing iPad-only publication The Daily. Never heard of it, never used it, so clearly I’ll be shutting that down. While holding the keys to the kingdom… I’ll also be incorporating a comics page into the Wall Street Journal. I’m a big fan of Family Circus. So seemingly mundane, yet dripping with irony.”
As a photo of the Glee cast flashed on a giant screen, Lynch said, “I’m launching a Fox News investigation into the young and fresh face cast of Glee. I don’t believe one of them is a real American. I’ve also convinced Glenn Beck to stay on at Fox for one final gig – as a dying patient on House, with a horrendous malady. His sickness is consuming him from the inside out. I’m pretty sure we got Sarah Palin to do a guest spot on Glee. She’ll perform an original tune I penned: ‘Look at Me, I’m Bats–t Crazy.’ I feel pretty good about these changes.”