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Old 02-20-2008, 08:22 AM
 
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He also gave her $2,300, the most allowed under the law, six months ago. He gave nothing to Obama. Do you think anyone knew in 2006 that Hillary planned to run for President? A few people thought it was a possibility.

Rupert Murdoch bucks New York Post, donates to Hillary Clinton

"Murdoch's love of Clinton is shared by his son and heir apparent, James, who ponied up $2,300 for Clinton's primary run and another $1,150 for the general election."
I knew Hillary was running in 2000 for president. It doesnt take brain a surgean to undertand the whole concept of needing to move to "NY" to win an election to "gain experience".
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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He also gave her $2,300, the most allowed under the law, six months ago. He gave nothing to Obama. Do you think anyone knew in 2006 that Hillary planned to run for President? A few people thought it was a possibility.

Rupert Murdoch bucks New York Post, donates to Hillary Clinton

"Murdoch's love of Clinton is shared by his son and heir apparent, James, who ponied up $2,300 for Clinton's primary run and another $1,150 for the general election."
Ahhh (she says stroking her chin), 2006, when Mrs. Obama wasn't REALLY proud.

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Murdoch gave her the cash last June ... in this campaign, that's like giving her money a century ago. Oh that NY Daily News ... they are so on top of things!
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I knew Hillary was running in 2000 for president. It doesnt take brain a surgean to undertand the whole concept of needing to move to "NY" to win an election to "gain experience".
Quite the epiphany there. Yes, few would have guessed in 2000 that Hillary was planning on running for President.

Back to the question. Why does Murdoch support Hillary?
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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In the case of Rupert Murdoch - I'm not sure that supporting Hillary has any political motivation at all - rather I think the motivation is financial. Let's face it, Murdoch is a savy businessman - that's why he started Fox News. He realized that the TV News generally leaned a bit to the Left (when it leaned at all) and that those on the Right were starved for a network that would reflect THEIR views and that if given such a network, would provide it with very high ratings.

He was clearly correct in that - and Bill Clinton in the White House earned Murdoch millions of viewers and consequently millions of dollars in revenue since those Clinton detractors turned to Fox News in enormous numbers.

So, what do YOU think another Clinton in the White House is going to do for Fox's ratings?

Seems pretty obvious to me.

Ken
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Murdoch gave her the cash last June ... in this campaign, that's like giving her money a century ago.
He's legally prohibited from donating again until after the convention.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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In the case of Rupert Murdoch - I'm not sure that supporting Hillary has any political motivation at all - rather I think the motivation is financial. Let's face it, Murdoch is a savy businessman - that's why he started Fox News. He realized that the TV News generally leaned a bit to the Left (when it leaned at all) and that those on the Right were starved for a network that would reflect THEIR views and that if given such a network, would provide it with very high ratings.

He was clearly correct in that - and Bill Clinton in the White House earned Murdoch millions of viewers and consequently millions of dollars in revenue since those Clinton detractors turned to Fox News in enormous numbers.

So, what do YOU think another Clinton in the White House is going to do for Fox's ratings?

Seems pretty obvious to me.

Ken
Good Point. I think rush Limbaugh was banking on that as well. I'm sure Obama will give him enough to talk about, though.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:33 AM
 
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Why does Murdoch support Hillary? Do you think its on policy agreements? Similar "values?"
I don't know enough about Murdoch to even make a guess. What would your answer be?

Why are Mary Matalin and James Carville married? Want to venture a guess on that one? How about Al Neuharth and ex-wife Republican Lori Wilson?
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Does he have someone he can copy off of?
Every preceding president. Something like 43 of them. Copy the good, discard the bad.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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In the case of Rupert Murdoch - I'm not sure that supporting Hillary has any political motivation at all - rather I think the motivation is financial. Let's face it, Murdoch is a savy businessman - that's why he started Fox News. He realized that the TV News generally leaned a bit to the Left (when it leaned at all) and that those on the Right were starved for a network that would reflect THEIR views and that if given such a network, would provide it with very high ratings.

He was clearly correct in that - and Bill Clinton in the White House earned Murdoch millions of viewers and consequently millions of dollars in revenue since those Clinton detractors turned to Fox News in enormous numbers.

So, what do YOU think another Clinton in the White House is going to do for Fox's ratings?

Seems pretty obvious to me.

Ken

Spot on ... here's a NYT article (from February 2008) that debunks the Hillary/Rupert lovefest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/04/bu...ia/04carr.html
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:35 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Good Point. I think rush Limbaugh was banking on that as well. I'm sure Obama will give him enough to talk about, though.
Oh yeah.

Ken
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