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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 06:22 AM
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News Corp. President Endorses Kerry
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News Corp. President Endorses Kerry


By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 8/4/2004 4:44:00 PM

According to the Kerry for President campaign, News Corp. President and chief operating officer Peter Chernin has endorsed the Democratic presidential candidate. News Corp. owns Fox News Channel.


That would put Chernin in the ranks of some other Kerry-supporting media executives, including Barry Diller, Kirk Kerkorian (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.) and Harvey and Robert Weinstein, who backed the release of Michael Moore's controversial anti-Bush documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11.

The Chernin endorsement was among that of 200 business leaders announced Wendesday, with Chernin attending a Wall Street to Main Street summit held by Kerry in Iowa.


The move didn't appear to surprise News Corp. Chernin talked to Fox New Channel about the endorsement Wednesday. Appearing on Your World with Neil Cavuto, he said he was not anti-Bush but explained why he thought News Corp. would benefit from a Kerry presidency.

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Mountainman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 06:28 AM
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1. News Corp. would benefit from a Kerry presidency.
Edited on Thu Aug-05-04 06:37 AM by Mountainman
Does this mean that Fox will be really fair and balanced or is this smoke and mirrors. Does it give them cover for being far right if one of their executives says he supports Kerry?

From the article:

"I think the two things that will be most important to News Corp is--one is education. We're a company where we don't manufacture anything. We depend on ideas. We essentially export ideas around the world and our ability to create those ideas is based on a highly educated creative workforce and so I think more than anything education is the thing that will be of greatest value to News Corp.

" I think the other thing is a real global focus, a focus on, you know, it's a world-wide market of 5 billion people, and I think the more this country looks outward and develops close relationships with economies and countries around the world, I think it creates bigger markets for our products and our ideas.

...

Depending on ideas and looking outward are not freeper values. They're going to be pissed. Good!

If our cable news has to compete with organizations like the UK's Gardian for world wide viewers they will have to be less right wing. This may be a good thing coming.

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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 06:30 AM
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2. Bingo
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Stockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 06:34 AM
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3. But Chernins boss does not support Kerry but Bush n/t
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Anarcho-Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 06:34 AM
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4. Maybe the FNC will try to go further to the right...
...justified by its own chief operating officer's "liberal" bias
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 07:33 AM
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5. Look for a lot of this kind of thing...
...People like Chernin, if nothing else, have lost a ton of money under this monkey president. Bush is bad for business, if you're a global corporation like News Corp.
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lottie244 Donating Member (903 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 07:38 AM
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6. They say this so they can give legitimacy to the "liberal media" claim
Then they put out polices within their organization to trash the Dems and Kerry at every chance. It's a smart strategy. Just saying that you support someone doesn't mean that you do.
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-05-04 07:38 AM
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7. its called hedging your bets
That's why when I used to bet on football games in office pools I would never pick the Jets. I wanted to make sure that I ended up a winner either way. If the Jets won, I was happy my team won. If the Jets lost, I was happy I won money.

Same deal here.
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