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Murdoch Assailant Warned Thousands Before Attack

7/19/2011 9:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The man who attempted to pie Rupert Murdoch in Parliament warned thousands of people before his attack -- posting a cryptic message to his Twitter account just minutes before it went down.

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While sitting inside Parliament, Jonathan May-Bowles -- aka Jonnie Marbles -- wrote, "It is a far better thing that I do now than I have ever done before #splat." (So, in addition to pie terrorism, he's a Dickens fan)



And that was just the latest message ... before the final send-off, May-Bowles -- whose Twitter account has nearly 10,000 followers -- repeatedly mocked Murdoch from inside Parliament, writing, "Rupert Murdoch appears to be going senile #hackgate."

He continued, "I'm actually in this committee and can confirm: Murdoch is Mr. Burns."

May-Bowles -- who posted the following politically-charged video to his YouTube account last year -- is currently being detained by British police.
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35 COMMENTS

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UNFAN ME PLEASE!    

PIE-OLA

1009 days ago
2.

AQ    

Yay to him. Though, I think comparing Mr. Burns to Murdoch is an unnecessary insult - to Mr. Burns!!

1009 days ago
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UNFAN ME PLEASE!    

OOOOOOOOOOOO..............me FIRST!

1009 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

Such a grand tweet and no tin-foil hat.

1009 days ago
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TMZ dont like me    

Jonnie Marbles?? Yeah, the way he rambled on that Twitter entry, he definitely sounds like he probably lost 'em all....

1009 days ago
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Sashatree    

What a waste of perfectly good shaving cream! Have to admit, though, I LOVED IT! Murdoch is a s***bag who's been ******** on people for years - and corrupting the media with his right wing propaganda (Faux News for one!) long enough. I'm sooo enjoying his humiliation and I hope his empire crumbles beneath him! Karma is a bitch, Rupert, eh?? Good riddance!

1009 days ago
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samson    

Really? Slamming a pie in the face of an 80-year old man is a far better thing to do than anything you've ever done before?

1009 days ago
8.

Jen    

His tweet is a quote from ****en's "A Tale of Two Cities" -- kinda funny, actually!

1009 days ago
9.

Ehécatl    

@Jen, a minute ago:

That's right. He was quoting Charles ****ens' novel, "A Tale of Two Cities". More specifically, he was quoting the character, Syndey Carton, before he give his life on the guillotine for another man. In other words, "Jonnie Marbles" was telling us that he was giving Murdoch a pie in the face on behalf of the rest of us.

1009 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

He is a Crazy A$$...he needs to get a life!

1009 days ago
11.

Truth    

DUDE WAS FORMERLY BRITNEY SPEAR'S 5150 ROOM MATE BACK IN THE DAY. LIKE SPEARS, HE WAS LET OUT EARLY.

1009 days ago
12.

Kathy    

Too bad he missed.

1009 days ago
13.

some guy    

IDK... this whole story sounds kinda funny if it weren't so sad.

1009 days ago
14.

The Train!    

not that i condone what he did, but at least it was a pie in the shoulder and not a bullet in the head. it's merely silly instead of tragic and for that i'm grateful.

1009 days ago
15.

Chuck    

Never heard of Johnny Marbles and hope I never hear of him again....stupid disrespectful turd.

1009 days ago
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