Murdoch on Wendi: 'Oh Yes, She's Tough'
Rare personal interview on Chinese TV reveals media mogul's home life
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2011 9:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – "Oh yes, she's very tough," said Rupert Murdoch prophetically about his protestor-smacking wife Wendi in an interview last month on Chinese TV. "Successful men need a critical wife, it brings him down to earth," said the media mogul. Murdoch went on to give some rare insights into his personal life, reports the Telegraph, saying that Wendi and their two daughters all speak Mandarin at home—and he doesn't. "So they only tell me what they think I need to know."