Wed Sep 26, 2012, 10:43 AM
highplainsdem (11,818 posts)
Rupert Murdoch Inadvertently Registers As Member Of Controversial ‘Independence Party’
News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch inadvertently registered for the New York "Independence Party," Crain's New York reports. A spokesman for Murdoch told the business newspaper that the media mogul checked the wrong box on a voter registration form. "I can tell you with 100 percent certainty that this was an error," News Corp spokesman Nathaniel Brown said. "His intention was to register as an 'independent.' "
Read more: http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/rupert-murdoch-inadvertently-registers-as-member-of-controversial
From the Crain's story this morning, "Murdoch outfoxed by fringe political party":
In a snafu thick with irony, Rupert Murdoch was fooled into joining a minor but controversial New York political party.
According to Crain's, now that this story is out, Murdoch will "leave the Independence Party and re-register as unaffiliated."
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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #6)
Wed Sep 26, 2012, 12:19 PM
dipsydoodle (42,239 posts)
People and companies do such things for variety of reasons.
Off topic but for example if you want to legally get around snctions on Iran then register a company in Switzerland which isn't in the EU and so not subject to the antics of the USA or the EU.
Response to highplainsdem (Original post)
Wed Sep 26, 2012, 10:51 AM
Iliyah (11,090 posts)
2. Bullshit, he meant it but got caught - LOL
Ya'think these right wingers love the Jewish people? Nope they do not. RW are using them until they get total control and trust me it won't be pretty for anyone who doesn't believe in the RW so called "Christian" ideology.
Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)
Wed Sep 26, 2012, 12:48 PM
starroute (12,977 posts)
8. I'd give him the benefit of the doubt
Back in 1969, when my husband and I were really pissed about the Vietnam War, we went in to re-register as independents. The woman taking registrations said, "Oh, Independent Party. We don't get many of those." We hastily said, "No, no, that's not what we meant," and it turned out the proper phrase was "No party affiliation."
But if the woman had just taken our information without comment -- or if there had been online registration in those days and we'd been in a hurry -- we could have wound up with a party affiliation we'd never intended.