Perhaps stressed by the Koch Brothers' reported interest in buying up major newspapers across the country, Rupert Murdoch has taken up a new hobby: transcendental meditation. Murdoch tweeted the news Sunday afternoon, admitting that he's had some difficulty mastering the practice.

A bizarre hobby for Murdoch but, considering some of the interests he's previously discussed via Twitter – the "Jewish owned press" and the "fat lady who fell thru [the] street," etc. – meditation is perhaps an improvement. After all, it's worked, sort of, for at least two Russells (Brand and Simmons) as well as David Lynch. Maybe this is the beginning of a kinder, gentler Murdoch, one who's less likely to hire lying jerks and alleged pig-fucking racists. But I doubt it.

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