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At least that's what the nutjobs at Accuracy In Media are saying.

Cliff Kincaid, editor for the wingnut media watchdog, compiled a list of 27 Questions for Ruport Murdoch to ask him at the News Corp. shareholder meeting held in New York yesterday.

He seems to be genuinely concerned that Rupert's son, James, is "steadfastly liberal."

And, of course, Kincaid is crapping his pants now that Murdoch has contributed half a million dollars to Clinton's global initiative, but hasn't given an equal amount to "a group critical of the man-made global warming theory."

Check it out.

Originally posted to Insult Comic Dog on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 02:27 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  This headline is FUCKING BULLSHIT !!!! (4+ / 0-)


    by Dustbowl Observer on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 02:27:19 PM PDT

  •  Murdoch has been called a pragmatic (2+ / 0-)
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    InsultComicDog, BobTrips

    businessman, who backs the most popular movement, the most popular form of media, whatever makes the most money.

    In other words, an opportunist.

    He can see which way the wind is blowing.  His Fox ratings are way down.  So, as an opportunistic and cynical businessman, he can easily shift the ideology of his network.

    Will it happen?  Will Fox ever be liberal?  I doubt it, but maybe it will become a little less right-wing in its orientation.  We can hope....?

  •  When you stand so far to the right (2+ / 0-)
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    skipppppp, InsultComicDog

    that there is no room for anyone further to the right of you, then EVERYONE looks more to AIM, Fox (and doddering Rupert) may actually not be conservative enough to avoid the "L" label...that just makes the rest of us commies, I suppose.

    If the internet makes you cry, stay OFF it.

    by PBJ Diddy on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 02:34:19 PM PDT

    •  Yeah, Really... (1+ / 0-)
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      I'm mean AIM has people saying crap like:

      "McCain is not that conservative. His lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union is only 83 percent. "

      Oh, and check out the "ZOMG, Gay Republicans are really super, secret evil Gay Democrat operatives that seek to take over the world!!!!"  article.

  •  Murdoch cares about (3+ / 0-)


    That's pretty much it.

    Rep. Peter King (NY-03) is an ASSHOLE!

    by pontificator on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 02:36:20 PM PDT

    •  It's sort of horrifying to imagine (1+ / 0-)
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      what a truly liberal version of Fox News would be like.

      Yuck.  They would take the lunatic fringe, maybe Lyndon LaRouche types and put them on the air 24/7 !

      Supporters of Mao, Kim Jong Il, Stalin...the worst of the extreme left wing?  Oh my God, it could happen!

      There's something like the Manchurian Candidate in all of this.

      Was Fox News actually set up like the Manchurian Candidate--so right wing that it ended up undermining the right wing?  Gave the right wingers so much rope that they hung themselves?

      •  What I mean is that (0+ / 0-)

        a left-wing version of FoxNews would just be another ridiculous caricature of the position of one side of the spectrum.

        Right wing FoxNews is truly a ridiculous caricature of what old-style conservativism is.  Sadly, however, America bought this absurd caricature and turned it into the dominant movement in the Republican Party.

        This is why many Republicans and conservatives have gotten disgusted with what has happened to the Republican Party.

        I wonder if FoxNews, being so basically sensationalistic, could possibly become useful journalism or even useful fact-based opinion?

        Maybe FoxNews should just be scrapped!

      •  Having the loony lefties (0+ / 0-)

        on TV is a good thing. Remember the Overton Window, that wonderful conservative weapon.

        Say things that are totally batshit crazy all the time, and people will be outraged. Then when you offer a less batshit crazy idea that leans leftward, people embrace it as moderate and not extremist.

        That strategy is why the middle today is where the right would have been a generation prior. If we branded Universal Health Care as Socialized Medicine, people would start crying out about the Commies, and then you could introduce Universal Health Care, same program, different name, and it'd pass.

        The "middle of the road" is where the chickens get run over.
        -8.13, -4.15

        by Eddie in ME on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 02:50:43 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  You must be kidding, right? (0+ / 0-)

          It might work temporarily, but we might end up with someone like Lyndon LaRouche as President!  And then, we'd have to impeach him.

          Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.  -T.Jefferson

  •  when Ailes is fired... (4+ / 0-)

    I will believe that Fox won't simply be a redistribution nexus of RNC scripts.

    Help make NYC Republican free; support Steve Harrison NY-13 against Vito Fossella.

    by DrSteveB on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 02:41:09 PM PDT

    •  It seems that Ailes is about to step aside.... (2+ / 0-)
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      InsultComicDog, CenterLeft

      no?  He seems to have been signaling getting ready to leave Fox News.

      •  too many professional repugs throughout (1+ / 0-)
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        interesting if it really happens... lets see who replaces him then. But so many professional partisan repbugs, not just conservatives, but professional party hacks, throughout their management. Point is that Murdoch Jr would have a whole lot of housecleaning to do.

        Help make NYC Republican free; support Steve Harrison NY-13 against Vito Fossella.

        by DrSteveB on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 03:52:41 PM PDT

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      •  where do you get that? (0+ / 0-)

        he's been more visible lately.  I think he plans on dying there at foxspews.  He's taken on more responsibilities with taking over the local affliate system and he's still micromanaging the foxnews channel with new hosts at fox and friends and during the day. He's also working with cavuto to set up the new fox business channel. Ailes will be there forever, I think.  Maybe a Feingold presidency might give him a heart attack though.  Another good reason for Russ to win!

        "Facts are stupid things"-- Ronald Reagan 1988

        by dougymi on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 04:11:46 PM PDT

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  •  After November 7 even Barney will (2+ / 0-)
    be a liberal

    we're shocked by a naked nipple, but not by naked aggression

    by Lepanto on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 02:41:41 PM PDT

  •  Fox is (0+ / 0-)

    the only US news that I get here in Mexico, and believe me they are not shifting.  I watch it as long as I can before climbing 18 steps to change the channel.  Thats another story!

    They never talk about Iraq and what is going on there.  Its all fluff and giggles!

  •  Neil Gabler on Fox Newswatch (0+ / 0-)

    You've got to see (hear) that guy to believe him.
    He's great! And he is normal and sane and busts the other wingnuts each time he speaks.
    The fact that he's had that job, speaking the truth, for so many years is amazing in my book. Especially on Fox!
    This guy rocks, and yet no one else has ever mentioned him, as far as I've read here, in the past few years....

    Some call it taking a shit. I call it erecting a statue of George W. Bush

    by steelman on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 02:55:03 PM PDT

  •  We'll know it's true when Murdoch (1+ / 0-)
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    fires Alan Colmes, and replaces him with someone who still has testicles.

    Don't dream it.......BE it. - Dr. Frank-N-Furter

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Sat Oct 21, 2006 at 05:23:09 PM PDT

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