FOX News' Rupert Dupe-ert "I know nothing..." routine Apologies, But No Answers, As the Murdochs Give Testimony - TIME His responses were often abrupt — "no" or "I don't know" — and punctuated by long pauses as he seemed to trawl his memory, or search for a response. Read more: Apologies, But No Answers, As the Murdochs Give Testimony - TIME ---------- reminds me of another right wing hero gone daft April 17, 2000 Ronald Reagan's amnesia before a federal grand jury When President Ronald Reagan said that he had forgotten important details about the Iran-contra affair, there was ample precedent for his inability to recall key events. On February 5, 1962--the day before his 51st birthday--he appeared as a witness before a federal grand jury in Los Angeles. "I don't want to appear as though I am trying deliberately to be vague," Reagan said, responding to questions about some of the most important events of his term as president of the Screen Actors Guild. "But, as I say, I would like you to realize in my history of holding an office with the guild, my memory is like a kaleidoscope of meetings, that I am sure if I sat down with someone and started in, I could then recall the details . . . . "