The Cribs' Gary Jarman: 'Rupert Murdoch deserves a slap' - video

But the bassist adds he wouldn't like to be the one doing the slapping

Video: The Cribs At Latitude 2011

The Cribs' Gary Jarman has said he reckons that NewsCorp and Fox head honcho Rupert Murdoch deserves a slap.

Speaking to NME backstage at Latitude Festival last weekend in a video which you can see at the top of your screen, the bass player said that despite being a peace-loving guy, he thought Murdoch was owed a slap.

When asked who he reckoned needed a slap, he said: "I'm a pacifist, so I wouldn't like to do it myself, but Rupert Murdoch and anyone involved in Fox News. But like I said, I wouldn't like to do it myself."

The band, who have spent the summer playing a number of UK festivals, are currently working on new material for their fifth studio album. The Wakefield band have been gigging for the first time since former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr announced he had left the band earlier this year.

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