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Rupert Murdoch at All Things Digital: I was behind NYP endorsing Obama
The Wall Street Journal Digital Conference ^ | 5/29/08

Posted on 05/29/2008 12:23:47 PM PDT by kevinm13

Rupert Murdoch was interviewed by popular WSJ tech writer Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the All Things Digital Conference today. Here are highlights of their discussion with Murdoch:

"# Talk turns to politics. Where are we politically, asks Kara. What’s you assessment of the current situation. I think you have two candidates, says Murdoch, and they both have their problems. I think you have a unique situation today, where public opinion of the government and politics is at an all-time low. It’s abysmal, he says. And then here comes this candidate who positions himself as above it all. Murdoch seems to feel that the public will rally this year to elect Obama.

# Walt asks if Obama can overcome the race issue. Murdoch believes he can. What about McCain? He’s been in Congress too long. He’s a friend, but he’s unpredictable. And he’s got a lot of problems.

# So who are you backing? asks Kara. I’m not backing anyone, Murdoch says … “but I want to meet Obama. I want to know if he’s going to walk the walk. The educational system in the states is a disgrace. If he wins, Obama needs to address that.” He needs to deal with the teachers’ unions, Murdoch says.

# Walt: Did you have anything to do with the New York Post’s endorsement of Obama? Murdoch deadpans: “Yeah.”"

(Excerpt) Read more at d6.allthingsd.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: murdoch; obama
Not sure which direction the WSJ is moving, although it seems to be to the left. This could explain some of that. Murdoch's liberal son James took over the WSJ within the News Corp. empire in December 2007.
1 posted on 05/29/2008 12:23:47 PM PDT by kevinm13
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To: kevinm13
He needs to deal with the teachers’ unions, Murdoch says.

You would think Murdoch would be smarter than this. Unbelievable.

2 posted on 05/29/2008 12:28:17 PM PDT by Obadiah (I remember when the climate never changed, then Bush stole the election.)
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To: kevinm13; Obadiah
Murdoch is not an American Conservative. He is an Australian by birth and a member of the New International Class. Instead of being a Trans-national Progressive (Tranzi) he is a Trans-National Capitalist (Transcap).
He has made deals with the Chinese Communist Regime and with the EU.

He and his publications are not to be trusted.

3 posted on 05/29/2008 12:35:54 PM PDT by rmlew (Down with the ersatz immanentization of the eschaton known as Globalism.)
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To: kevinm13

Yawn


4 posted on 05/29/2008 1:11:49 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: kevinm13
I have read the WSJ for years and I have seen no change in their editorial policy since Murdoch bought the paper. They have always been pretty much for open borders.
5 posted on 05/29/2008 1:47:34 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: Obadiah
You would think Murdoch would be smarter than this. Unbelievable.

Totally believable, Murdoch is smarter. He always jumps to the winner, regardless of politics. It's called making a deal with the future.

President Obama, get used to it

6 posted on 05/29/2008 1:56:42 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (There is no lie as bold as a truth half told)
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To: rmlew

Very good points....Murdoch is no conservative. To get into Communist China...he basically kowtowed to all their censorship demands. A Business Socialist at heart


7 posted on 05/29/2008 2:11:31 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (McCain/Hillary/Obama: All Liberals To Me)
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To: Oztrich Boy
President Obama, get used to it

May God help us.

8 posted on 05/29/2008 4:15:54 PM PDT by Obadiah (I remember when the climate never changed, then Bush stole the election.)
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