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Some in the media expected the first News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) earnings call after July’s explosive hacking scandal — and the closure of “News…

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Some in the media expected the first News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) earnings call after July’s explosive hacking scandal — and the closure of “News of the World” — to focus on just that. Analysts had different ideas — then the media got a very limited turn at bat. Some of the best fun was watching the sidelines.

Below, some as-it-happened commentary via tweets from Staci D. Kramer (@sdkstl), Robert Andrews (@RobertAndrews) and other media figures — including Rupert Murdoch biographer, the outspoken Michael Wolff:

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