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Alien Life Form

(370 posts)
Sat Jul 23, 2022, 09:35 PM Jul 2022

Murdoch's New York Post dumps Trump, calling him "unworthy to be chief executive again"

Source: CNN

New York (CNN)One of Donald Trump's favorite newspapers — controlled by his media ally Rupert Murdoch — says Trump is "unworthy to be this country's chief executive again."

Those words, in this weekend's New York Post, may be the tabloid's strongest critique of Trump yet.
Journalists are unflinching as they cover explosive 1/6 testimony. Meanwhile, MAGA Media spins for Trump
Journalists are unflinching as they cover explosive 1/6 testimony. Meanwhile, MAGA Media spins for Trump
It was published online on Friday evening, around the same time another Murdoch publication, the Wall Street Journal, also published an editorial harshly critiquing the former president.
The Journal called him "The President Who Stood Still on Jan. 6" and praised Vice President Mike Pence. "Character is revealed in a crisis, and Mr. Pence passed his Jan. 6 trial. Mr. Trump utterly failed his," the Journal editorial stated.
(snip)
Instead of making excuses or changing the subject, as some conservative commentators have done, the Journal's editorial said Trump "failed" to do his duty as commander in chief.
The Post's editorial page, which wrote last month that "we need a fresh start" with "a new crop of conservatives," went further in its editorial after Thursday's prime time hearing.
"It's up to the Justice Department to decide if this is a crime," the Post said. "But as a matter of principle, as a matter of character, Trump has proven himself unworthy to be this country's chief executive again."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/23/media/murdoch-trump-jan-6-new-york-post-wall-street-journal/index.html



Good news.. The dam is really breaking!
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Murdoch's New York Post dumps Trump, calling him "unworthy to be chief executive again" (Original Post) Alien Life Form Jul 2022 OP
In my opinion there will be a whole lot more damns to break in breaking Donald Trump. Stuart G Jul 2022 #1
But he was worthy Mr.Bill Jul 2022 #2
I'm waiting for termination of ingraham, hannity & carlson Justice matters. Jul 2022 #3
this.... turbinetree Jul 2022 #5
That won't happen as long as 2 million morons are still regular watchers SouthernDem4ever Jul 2022 #25
Didn't they all say this during the 2015 republican primaries? SouthernDem4ever Jul 2022 #4
I will say it.. YoshidaYui Jul 2022 #6
Agreed. C Moon Jul 2022 #14
When the dam breaks..... KS Toronado Jul 2022 #7
New Yorkers already knew that MyMission Jul 2022 #8
The people who enabled Trump and wnylib Jul 2022 #21
Hard to blame Trump for standing still on the 6th as he must have been tired after cstanleytech Jul 2022 #9
Murdoch needs a new Frankenstein's monster-- but the old one still may hold sway andym Jul 2022 #10
So we can have someone worse like DeSantis? progressoid Jul 2022 #11
That's the Republican goal. wnylib Jul 2022 #22
So you want trump instead? newdayneeded Jul 2022 #26
He's easier to beat. progressoid Jul 2022 #28
Not complimenting DeSantis newdayneeded Jul 2022 #30
They're Right. Wolf Frankula Jul 2022 #12
It appears the GOP and their billionaires have decided tfg is no longer needed. C Moon Jul 2022 #13
Murdoch dumped Thatcher. He dumped Major. speak easy Jul 2022 #15
PS. Rupert likes to have a deal tied up for the next round. speak easy Jul 2022 #16
as much as I would love to think the dam is breaking DonCoquixote Jul 2022 #17
Seriously, they are so corrupt they don't have a spine SouthernDem4ever Jul 2022 #18
Murdoch has a new boy Turbineguy Jul 2022 #19
+1000 wnylib Jul 2022 #23
Pence did the right thing EndlessWire Jul 2022 #20
Doesn't the Bible say something about heckles65 Jul 2022 #24
First NY Post, next watch Fox News slowly pivot away Deminpenn Jul 2022 #27
medal of honor Snoopy 7 Jul 2022 #29
Rupert is making himself irrelevant and traitorous... dchill Jul 2022 #31
WSJ ran a similar editorial the same day Deminpenn Jul 2022 #32
Words mean nada! If he's serious fire the ffg#45/ Russian propagandists RestoreAmerica2020 Jul 2022 #33

YoshidaYui

(41,683 posts)
6. I will say it..
Sat Jul 23, 2022, 11:55 PM
Jul 2022

Fuck Murdoch, Fuck Fox NEWS, fuck Donald Trump.. fuck the Republican party They have nothing to contribute to society

MyMission

(1,843 posts)
8. New Yorkers already knew that
Sun Jul 24, 2022, 12:09 AM
Jul 2022

I'd like to see that article in red and purple zone publications.
And Murdoch is probably trying to distance himself from tfg, the orange menace.

I hate to think of which menace he might endore instead. (Last week I actually saw 2 Floridians in NC, wearing desantis 2024 t shirts.)

wnylib

(21,146 posts)
21. The people who enabled Trump and
Sun Jul 24, 2022, 12:08 PM
Jul 2022

embraced him as the one who could advance their agenda are now through with him. He is of no more use to them except as someone to reject in order to make themselves look sane and patriotic.

cstanleytech

(25,939 posts)
9. Hard to blame Trump for standing still on the 6th as he must have been tired after
Sun Jul 24, 2022, 12:17 AM
Jul 2022

all the hard work he put in to pouring gas on the logs for the fire before striking the match.

andym

(5,423 posts)
10. Murdoch needs a new Frankenstein's monster-- but the old one still may hold sway
Sun Jul 24, 2022, 12:23 AM
Jul 2022

His media empire, including Fox News, may be taken down a few notches if the Murdoch pivot away from Trump to a DeSantis or Abbott fails and Trump re-ascends to the top of the GOP.

newdayneeded

(1,927 posts)
30. Not complimenting DeSantis
Sun Jul 24, 2022, 07:58 PM
Jul 2022

but at least he's not itchy to fire off nukes. I truly believe donny in a second term would play that card to insure (in his mind) president for life or at least 3 terms.

speak easy

(8,851 posts)
15. Murdoch dumped Thatcher. He dumped Major.
Sun Jul 24, 2022, 04:54 AM
Jul 2022

He dumped Gordon Brown even though he could not stand Cameron. He dumped his son James. He dumped Jerry Hall by email. He did not get a chance to dump Blair while he was still in office, but was not amused when Tony was 'sleeping' with his then wife.

Murdoch takes pride in choosing his timing. The first the PMs knew was when it was on the front page of the Sun.

DonCoquixote

(13,610 posts)
17. as much as I would love to think the dam is breaking
Sun Jul 24, 2022, 06:39 AM
Jul 2022

we all learned that he can win even when the GOP hates him. He vanquished more than a dozen candidates, all of whom hated him (Mitt, Lindsey) who now cower before him. As much as desantis is getting heat, there are many who will find him grating.

EndlessWire

(6,209 posts)
20. Pence did the right thing
Sun Jul 24, 2022, 11:16 AM
Jul 2022

but we don't know why, really. He isn't a hero. He stared adoringly at Trump and praised him for four years. He doesn't get to crawl out from underneath that mantle just because he did his job on one day, after having to consult with, of all people, Dan Quayle.

Why did he have to consult with anybody? Why didn't he know? Was he looking for an excuse to do it, and found none?

I am glad he didn't get caught that day. He didn't deserve that for crossing Trump. But, he isn't a hero. He's not particularly Presidential material. He hasn't spoken out against Trump's actions; he didn't testify at the J6, and he'll be wasting his money if he runs for that office.

Deminpenn

(15,231 posts)
27. First NY Post, next watch Fox News slowly pivot away
Sun Jul 24, 2022, 06:04 PM
Jul 2022

from Trump. It's not like Hannity,Carlson, Ingraham and company have any scruples. Once Fox News stops supporting Trump, so will its loyal viewers.

Snoopy 7

(512 posts)
29. medal of honor
Sun Jul 24, 2022, 07:58 PM
Jul 2022

Is someone keeping up with then number of "medal of honor" medals that we need to start handing out to all the republicans who NOW see trump as a horrible person. First they built him up and made a lot of money by putting the monster in power. Now that the monster is being seen as a nuisance so they start speaking out against him. We had to suffer 4 years of BS while they made money now they want the medal of honor for speaking up to the Jan 6 committee and now taking his mouth piece away after posting nothing but pro-trump BS all this time.

dchill

(38,053 posts)
31. Rupert is making himself irrelevant and traitorous...
Mon Jul 25, 2022, 01:38 AM
Jul 2022

..to his cash cow ignorant base. He must have finally scared himself!

RestoreAmerica2020

(3,427 posts)
33. Words mean nada! If he's serious fire the ffg#45/ Russian propagandists
Thu Jul 28, 2022, 08:28 PM
Jul 2022

..NOW-- Carlson, Hannity, Ingraham two others (can't recall their names ) bc they are still carrying water for ffg, iterating the big lie, ignoring J6 riot that their guy incted.

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