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Murdoch rips competitors for bias even as more Fox critics emerge on the right

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posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 12:08 PM

In an address last night to the National Press Club, News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch ripped into the New York Times as a media outlet with "an agenda" focused on "anything Mr. Obama wants." Murdoch, who owns Fox News and the Times' primary competitor the Wall Street Journal, then fielded a question from the audience about Fox News' own reputation for advancing a conservative agenda — and lately the conservative, grass-roots Tea Party movement — in its coverage, Murdoch waved off the allegation.

"I don't think we should be supporting the Tea Party or any other party," he said. "We have both sides in our news shows, our politics or whatever. We have Democrats and Republicans and whatever."

Yesterday, Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, who is strongly identified with both the fiscal- and social-conservative wings of the GOP, wound up cautioning some conservative constituents at a town hall gathering not to "catch yourself being biased by Fox News that somebody is no good."

The Coburn episode was especially striking, since he happens to be one of the most stalwart conservatives in the Senate, netting a 96-point rating on the 100-point scale furnished by the American Conservative Union.

Other conservatives who are closer to the traditional GOP mainstream have lately raised similar red flags about Fox's broader political impact. David Frum, the former American Enterprise Institute fellow who was recently let go in the wake of a widely circulated blog post he wrote criticizing GOP legislative tactics on health care reform, has said that "Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us, and now we're discovering that we're working for Fox." Frum spelled out what he meant by that remark in a weekend appearance on CNN's "Reliable Sources":

This is an amazing read. Murdoch, and Fox News in general, is finally starting to get heat for their bias. All corporate news is biased...but Conservatives are finally calling out Fox News on how they are trying to mold the Republicans party.

Murdoch is stating he's not supporting the tea parties....RIGHT...YEAH SURE!!!

I think we can agree that is a blatant lie.

Anyway...this is worth a read...check it out.

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 12:17 PM
Murdoch accusing another media outlet of bias ????!!!!

Murdoch's media publications have been right-wing biased to the point of fascism since he ran regional papers before he gave up his Australian citizenship...

Make no mistake, Shane Warne isn't the King of Spin, Murdoch always has been and always will be...

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 12:49 PM

Rachel Maddow owned this story

I looked pretty hard and couldn't find even one mention at Fox News of Rupert Murdoch doing this interview. Hmmmm, that's odd.

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 03:50 PM
"Bias? What bias?"

Murdoch is no doubt counting on those so thoroughly indoctrinated that they don't even recognize what Fox is doing to the news.

As H.L. Mencken said: "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public."

Hopefully Murdoch will prove him wrong.

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