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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-14-07 04:20 PM
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22. No, I didn't say that at all. Where did you get that?
Look, business and politics makes strange bedfellows.

Only a FOOL would think that Rupert Murdoch really gives a fuck about "politics."

He gives a fuck about politics only to the extent that they ensure that he can ENRICH HIMSELF.

If the prevailing attitude in America were that all retarded babies should be fed, alive, to lions at the zoo, he'd be for that.

He doesn't CARE about these issues that everyday people care about. He just cares about what fifty one percent of the country feels about those issues, so he can tailor his news organization to appeal to the broadest possible majority.

But, back to the main point:

The question was asked "What do we make of the Clinton and Murdoch relationship IN LIGHT OF Obama..."

The answer is, we make NOTHING of it. Obama wasn't in the ring then. The way the question is phrased makes it look like Murdoch saw Obama coming. Murdoch is not that omniscient. All Murdoch saw was a chance to back a strong horse, one from his company's state, so it makes sense on many levels for him. It also gave him a shot at looking "Fair and Balanced."

If you want to pull the string on the matter, you ask the question: Is Faux going after Obama to neutralize him in favor of a Clinton candidacy, given their fundraising history?

It's a small point, I grant you. But I don't think we should give the Faux idiots credit for an iota of foresight when it isn't deserved.
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