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Thread #98226   Message #1945014
Posted By: GUEST,kdumumorjj
22-Jan-07 - 09:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: Hillary is in the race for President
Subject: RE: BS: Hillary is in the race for President
From the World Socialist Web Site, May 10, 2006:

...When it comes to politics, Murdoch, known in media circles as the "dirty digger," is equally adaptable in pursuing his personal gain. The most loyal right-wing Tory and friend of Margaret Thatcher during the 1980s, as he built up his media holdings in Britain, he switched his loyalties to "New Labour" when he saw that Tony Blair could provide a fresh face for even more reactionary politics and was more than willing to further Murdoch's interests in return for editorial backing. He made similar swings in his native Australia between the Labor and Liberal parties to further his efforts at monopolizing the print and broadcast media.

So, it should really come as no surprise that Murdoch is now emerging as a prominent backer of the Democratic US Senator from New York, Hillary Clinton....

...For the last five years, Murdoch's Fox News has served as the closest thing to a state propaganda network that America has ever seen, unswervingly defending the Bush administration while vilifying its critics. Tony Snow's transformation from a right-wing Fox talk show host into the head of the White House press office is only the most blatant expression of this politically incestuous relationship...

...Now, Hillary Clinton, whose $20 million campaign fund includes large sums from the unions, including Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100, will be getting even more money from Murdoch, a veteran union-buster and one of the most prominent advocates of the TWU's destruction....

Etc. So disgusting.