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Donkeykick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:10 PM
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Rupert Murdoch Holds Fund Raiser For Clinton?!
Can anyone tell me why? Read The Article

Now everyone can give me their input as to why? :wtf:



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Ellis Wyatt Donating Member (328 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:12 PM
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1. He's been supporting her for a while n/t
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:15 PM
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2. He has a complicated relationship with Bill and Hillary.
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:31 PM
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3. That article is from May. Why are you bringing it up now? NT
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:21 PM
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12. Because no one could find another reason to hate Hillary today.
So they need to drag up old news.

:boring:
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:22 PM
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13. Yep, you're correct. NT
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:33 PM
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4. Murdoch and the Clintons lunch regularly. Have for over a year now.
Which is why O'Reilly isn't slamming Hillary anymore.

I think this drives Roger Ailes nuts, but then again, maybe not.

In any event, Murdoch and the Clintons get along well.

Oh, and Murdoch despises John McCain.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:35 PM
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5. The wingnuts are hedging their bets.
... knowing HRC is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay ahead in NY and might be a 2008 contender. If they alienate her, she won't give them any air time. Politics always boils down to money.
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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:40 PM
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6. This is 6 months old...
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 05:41 PM by SaveElmer
Murdoch is supporting her for Senate, but opposed to her for President...

Much like the editorial in the New York Post today (a rag known for its attacks on Hillary) endorsing her, Murdoch is holding a fundraiser because there is no viable Republican opponent!

He doesn't want to make an enemy of an increasingly powerful figure, and she would like to neuter criticism from one of her harshest critics...at least for a while!



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ContraCommando Donating Member (96 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:46 PM
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7. He's the most dangerous man in media.
Murdoch only cares about whos in power - only what they can do for him (change the FCC rules to allow him to own more of the media, which republicans did). Hes a foreigner who only obtained US citizen ship so he could own American media outlets. He has supported the liberal Labour party in Britain (theyre in charge as of the current date) but supports RW republicans here, now that they are in charge - see a pattern? Hillary has a good shot at being president and her party might take control of congress, so he switches sides. Murdoch is the most dangerous man in media and his news corporation should be broken up, standard oil style.

Just go to the news corp. site to see how much he owns. Murdoch owns over one hundred newspapers worldwide, virtually all supported or editorialized in favor of the Iraq war; a very short list includes: the New York Post, the weekly standard, the UKs Sun, etc.

Just a small sampling of a few Murdoch owned rags:




Ever wonder why the press was so passive in the lead up to the oil war in Iraq? Because Murdoch owns a good bit of it.

Several of these newspapers lose money continually (the weekly standard loses about a million dollars a year), but Murdoch keeps them around anyway ; he likes the propaganda they push.
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:05 PM
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8. His money is green isn't it?
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Ninja Jordan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:14 PM
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9. They all support the NWO agenda
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NYCGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:27 PM
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14. I sorta miss Scott Hall, myself.
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Ninja Jordan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:32 PM
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16. LOL
While my post was serious, your reply was indeed amusing.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:43 PM
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10. Corporations in America Own the government. The easiest way is
buying republicans. Their middle names are greed. But some democrats are also for sale. The corporations don't care really, as long as they have control.
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:51 PM
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11. So, What Has He Done Lately, Sir
It is not as if this exact item was not nibbled to death through the summer: it has, you know, been up here before....
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:47 PM
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15. She has been Corporate media's candidate for a long time, now Obama's their
Corporate darling.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:41 PM
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17. The New York Post endorsed Hillary for senate too.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:01 PM
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18. And Hillary shells out plenty of dough to Democrats running for congress.
So Rupert is indirectly helping their campaigns too. ;-)
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