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Sat Nov 3, 2012, 01:45 PM

Murdoch's split personality

From a review in the Wall St. Journal (owned by Murdoch):

The Raid on Osama bin Laden," a television movie set to air on National Geographic just two days before the U.S. presidential election, producer Harvey Weinstein is bent on having Barack Obama join this pantheon of action stars.


Except, National Geographic is owned by Murdoch.

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Sat Nov 3, 2012, 06:52 PM

1. That review sure has a Fixed News flavor to it, doesn't it?

(...) producer Harvey Weinstein is bent on having Barack Obama join this pantheon of action stars.

Duh, Obama is the president & commander-in-chief. Of course his role is essential to the movie.

In real life, it was the SEALs who did most of the airdropping, bullet-dodging and sniping that resulted in bin Laden's demise.

Duh, no kidding.

But the film's editorial framing casts Mr. Obama as the toughest and most courageous of them all—the man who, after nearly a decade of failed efforts under the previous (unnamed) administration, finally dropped the hammer on bin Laden, healing a wounded nation.

"Mr." Obama was courageous, considering what could have gone wrong, & Murdoch's media seems to be churning with jealousy that it didn't turn out to be a disaster.

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