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RUPERT MURDOCH: Here's Why 'My Heart Sank' When Eric Cantor Lost
Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Jun 19, 2014 | Brett LoGiurato/Jessica Rinaldi

Posted on 06/19/2014 1:45:43 PM PDT by kingattax

News Corp Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch said his "heart sank" after he learned of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's stunning Republican primary loss last week, because he believes Congress needs to tackle the issue of immigration reform this year.

Murdoch, the chair of News Corp., has an op-ed in Thursday's Wall Street Journal in which he argued immigration reform "can't wait."

After Cantor's loss, immigration reform was almost universally pronounced dead as a possibility this year, as it was perceived to be one of the issues on which Cantor lost favor with his Republican constituents. But Murdoch, touting his status as an immigrant from Australia, writes it would be "the wrong lesson and an undesirable national consequence" of a local election.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnestypimps; cantor; gopestablishment; h1b; india; mexico; murdoch; rinos
the issue is NOT ABOUT IMMIGRATION ! stop this BS !

AMERICA IS BEING INVADED ! ENFORCE OUR LAWS !

well, there you go Fox News fans. Fox will work in Murdoch's 'amnesty' propaganda every chance. enjoy it.

1 posted on 06/19/2014 1:45:43 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Deport Rupert and Soros. We don’t need those who encourage lawbreakers.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 1:48:28 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: kingattax

Rupert Murdoch a new member of Harry Reid’s we have no Billionaires Club


3 posted on 06/19/2014 1:49:10 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: kingattax

Congress will hold off on immigration until the lame duck session after the election. Then, with nothing to lose, they’ll pass it. I don’t see any way to stop them.


4 posted on 06/19/2014 1:49:29 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: kingattax

I am so f$#%ing tired of hearing “immigration reform”. There is nothing to reform, just enforce the gd laws!!!


5 posted on 06/19/2014 1:49:58 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: kingattax

Murdoch does not give one logical reason in that article for why we need immigration reform. Not one.


6 posted on 06/19/2014 1:50:24 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: kingattax

Rupert isn’t rich enough? He needs to depress American’s wages further?

A - hole.


7 posted on 06/19/2014 1:51:13 PM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Murdoch does not give one logical reason in that article for why we need immigration reform. Not one.

That's just because there aren't any.

8 posted on 06/19/2014 1:51:58 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: kingattax

How about we reform the government to enforce the laws!


9 posted on 06/19/2014 1:53:30 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: txrefugee

Yep. Turdoch and Soreass. Two that should be deported.


10 posted on 06/19/2014 1:55:10 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: txrefugee

Rupert’s heart sank when he heard Cantor lost because Rupert spent millions of dollars making sure Cantor was bought off.

It’s hard to find an ethical politician who stays bought once he has been bought. Cantor will be missed


11 posted on 06/19/2014 1:56:57 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: kingattax

Murdoch is hereby placed on my $hit list.


12 posted on 06/19/2014 1:57:03 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: kingattax

Murdoch was all you needed to see to know that this is BS!
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13 posted on 06/19/2014 1:57:39 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: kingattax
U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 4:

The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,

and shall protect each of them against invasion


14 posted on 06/19/2014 1:58:33 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: kingattax
We must amend the proposition that you are liberal when you are young and conservative when you are older. We need to add that when you become rich, old and senile like Rupert, you probably will become liberal again.
15 posted on 06/19/2014 2:00:08 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
‘Murdoch does not give one logical reason in that article for why we need immigration reform. Not one.’

Interesting. A couple weeks ago Hannity had some guy on who represented a ‘conservative GOP Hispanic group’. No matter how many times and ways that he asked the question this fellow simply would not say that securing the border was something that had to be done before any other issue was addressed. He just would not acknowledge the problem existed and kept on the talking points about needing to ‘reform a broken system’ and provide ‘honest hard working people’ a ‘path to citizenship’.

Part of this BS is that even Hispanics whose families came from Mexico or Central America who are very acculturated and politically conservative can't bring themselves to say the border requires securing even if they intellectually know it. It is just visceral for them. Every family has stories of relatives who waded the river or climbed fences to get here. It is very disturbing to realize a big chunk of the US population basically crosses their fingers when they claim to be Americans first. Some part of them really isn't . They are Latinos first at some level and that triumphs being American.

People like Murdock are just pushing their ‘borderless world’ agenda. A Class of very rich plutocrats simply want to be able to move labor and capital around in ways that enable them to constantly gain relative advantage. If it wrecks your city or country , tough. This is what Soros did in ‘97 and crashed the Asian money markets and produced the Black Monday of 1997 on the NYSE. For him it was just an exercise in gaining relative advantage in manipulating the Thai Baht.

16 posted on 06/19/2014 2:02:23 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: kingattax

I wish that piece of crap Rupert Murdoch would go back to Australia.

It wasn’t enough that this moron ruined The Wall Street Journal, now he wants to ruin all of America.


17 posted on 06/19/2014 2:05:24 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
Can't you just agree to disagree with Murdoch without insulting him personally?

The Wall Street Journal was for open borders long before Rupert came on the scene.

Rupert did a lot to keep Fox News and conservative papers like the New York Post and the Boston Herald in business.

18 posted on 06/19/2014 2:13:47 PM PDT by x
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To: kingattax

I wonder what Valarie Jarret offered Murdoch.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 2:17:10 PM PDT by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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To: x

Article and date?

And I think you’re giving Murdoch way too much credit.


20 posted on 06/19/2014 2:23:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: x

Are you serious?

Murdoch wants to destroy my country and you’re worried about hurting his feelings?

Fox News isn’t what it once was since Murdoch came on the scene. It’s become more and more GOPe.


21 posted on 06/19/2014 2:27:22 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: Olog-hai
The editorial board has long argued for a pro-business immigration policy. In a July 3, 1984 editorial, the board wrote: If Washington still wants to 'do something' about immigration, we propose a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders.' -- Wikipedia

Robert Bartley, the former editor, was a strong supporter of opening US borders to goods and people from abroad. He used to reprint the editorial calling for no restrictions on immigration from time to time. All that was long before Murdoch.

If you don't already give credit where credit is due for Fox News ... well, nothing I can say would convince you of anything ...

22 posted on 06/19/2014 2:34:18 PM PDT by x
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
Fox News isn’t what it once was since Murdoch came on the scene. It’s become more and more GOPe.

?????????????????????

Was there a Fox News before Murdoch came on the scene?

23 posted on 06/19/2014 2:36:59 PM PDT by x
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To: robowombat

True. Most are more loyal to their ethnicity than they are to America. Period.


24 posted on 06/19/2014 2:44:33 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: x
Since you are treating Wikipedia as an unbiased primary source (it is not), then this is what they wrote concerning the change of hands from the Bancroft family (liberals) to Murdoch:
Some former Wall Street Journal reporters have said that since Rupert Murdoch bought the paper, news stories have been edited to adopt a more conservative tone, critical of Democrats. …
. . . citing David Carr of the NYT. (Meanwhile, the Quarterly Journal of Economics called the WSJ’s reporting more liberal than the NYT and NPR, in a 2004 study.)

I will certainly credit Murdoch for steering Fox News more liberal.
25 posted on 06/19/2014 2:46:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: kingattax

Murdoch has financial interest in events/actions regarding immigration reform.

I have notice lately Fox has been pushing a lot of Hispanic related programming. Ironically, the subtitles are in English. Additionally, the Fox family of channels is adding Hispanic channels.

It would seem that Murdoch is expanding the Fox television empire in preparation for the rapidly approaching Hispanic majority in the USA.


26 posted on 06/19/2014 2:46:39 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Olog-hai
There was no Fox News before Murdoch.

There was no Fox News before Murdoch.

There was no Fox News before Murdoch.

There was no Fox News before Murdoch.

There was no Fox News before Murdoch.

27 posted on 06/19/2014 2:49:49 PM PDT by x
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To: x
I did not say there was. But he did steer it more liberal notwithstanding. There is a clear difference between 2000s Fox News and current-decade Fox News, especially on the editorial side (I know Roger Ailes’s announcement of the course correction is three years old, but has it faded from memory so rapidly?)
28 posted on 06/19/2014 2:52:49 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: x

It would not have been long before some other news organ in the 90s would have filled the void. He just got there first.


29 posted on 06/19/2014 3:01:01 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Olog-hai
Well, Glenn Beck is gone, but I can't see romanticizing the Hannity and Colmes era into some kind of golden age of whatever.

"Tone it down and make your points intellectually" isn't bad advice to television hosts.

My point, though, was that calling Murdoch a "moron" and "piece of crap" is going too far -- especially in light of his past service to conservatism.

30 posted on 06/19/2014 3:02:00 PM PDT by x
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To: Red Steel
It would not have been long before some other news organ in the 90s would have filled the void. He just got there first.

I doubt that. Not every venture would be as successful as Fox News has been. Not every entrepreneur would have stayed with an operation long enough for it to pay off.

And you may not remember, but conservatives had great hopes for CNN once upon a time. Ted Turner was supposed to be some kind of maverick who would be different from the New York - Washington consensus. How'd that turn out?

31 posted on 06/19/2014 3:04:19 PM PDT by x
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To: x

I meant he seemed more “hands off” in the early years of the network.

In recent years, Fox seems to be more smitten with the RINOs than they once were. My gut tells me that Murdoch has been nudging them in that direction.


32 posted on 06/19/2014 3:36:02 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: kingattax

The Lear jet leftists expect to form the core of the global Green Inner Party. There they will continue to enjoy the finest foods and most advanced gadgets the world has to offer — while deciding your fate for you.

If you work very hard and show them your unwavering loyalty you may be permitted to join the global Green Outer Party. You will be allowed occasional servings of meat - and air conditioning on a rationed basis.

The rest of us will eat insects and swelter — for the good of the planet.


33 posted on 06/19/2014 3:38:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: x
Nah, someone would have recognized and moved to take advantage of the conservative demographic by producing a conservative network. It may have been better with the motto, "We report the truth where you decide."

And you may not remember, but conservatives had great hopes for CNN once upon a time. Ted Turner was supposed to be some kind of maverick who would be different from the New York - Washington consensus. How'd that turn out?

LoL. Not me.

34 posted on 06/19/2014 4:10:29 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: x

I’m not fond of such invective either. But when one betrays conservatism for who knows what reason, heads get hot.


35 posted on 06/19/2014 4:15:00 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: kingattax
Well, there you go, Fox News fans...

Yet, from what I can ascertain, many Freepers think that Fox News is conservative and on our side. Amazing, isn't it?

36 posted on 06/19/2014 4:44:23 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: kingattax
well, there you go Fox News fans. Fox will work in Murdoch's 'amnesty' propaganda every chance. enjoy it.

Don't lump all FReepers in there. A lot of us bailed on Faux News when it became clear it was owned by leftists. Don't forget that the guy who runs the things is good friends with Rudy Giuliani.
37 posted on 06/19/2014 5:19:36 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Resolute Conservative

Ya’ know. From all of the histrionics from the left and the GOPe on this subject, one might get the impression that the Dick Cheney fan club has been lining illegals up against a wall in South Texas and then executing them for the last 20 years or so.

The fact of the matter is that we currently have the most generous immigration policy on the planet and what most of us want is for the current laws to be enforced and respected.

After all, why enact new laws when the current laws are being ignored?


38 posted on 06/19/2014 5:26:05 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Fox News isn’t what it once was since Murdoch came on the scene. It’s become more and more GOPe.


Wasn’t Murdoch the first one on “the scene”? Since he started/owns it?


39 posted on 06/19/2014 5:28:17 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: af_vet_rr

And, aren’t they partially owned by a Saudi prince?


40 posted on 06/19/2014 5:30:27 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Jane Long

Please see my post #32. I meant Murdoch was more of a “hands off” guy in the early days. Fox seemed more conservative in it’s early days (though it’s still much better when compared to CNN, ABC, CBS (SeeBS), and NBC. It seems more GOPe in recent years.


41 posted on 06/19/2014 6:24:44 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Agree ;-)


42 posted on 06/19/2014 6:27:31 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Resolute Conservative
They always say the "immigration system is broken". Yet, they never tell us what exactly is broken. They don't enforce the current immigration laws, why would they enforce new laws? The Federal Government from the President (Obama, Bush II, Clinton I and Bush I) to Congress for decades, have no credibility.

I say enforce current law and see what happens.

43 posted on 06/19/2014 7:47:48 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard; kingattax; Maceman; x
Murdoch does not give one logical reason in that article for why we need immigration reform. Not one.

Agreed. Regarding H-1B visas, Murdoch definitely doesn't know what he's talking about. He states that "we already know" that there is a "shortage of qualified American candidates" but the articles linked to at this link suggest that the so-called "skills gap" is greatly overstated if not an outright myth. The H-1B visa program is supposed to be designed to bring in the "best and the brightest". However, the following graph shows that nearly half of the software developers in Silicon Valley are non-citizens:

Software Developers, Applications, System Software in Silicon Valley

This comes from 2012 Census numbers posted at this link. Hence, the H-1B visa program is being used to fill mid-level software jobs, not just jobs with unique skills that cannot be filled by American candidates.

Furthermore, Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) which are required with each H-1B visa are supposed to protect H-1B and American workers. However, I recently looked at the LCAs disclosed online and posted the results at this link. As you can see, very few are denied and many of those that are certified are rife with errors. For example, there were a number of certified applications that did not appear to contain enough information to determine the workplace location, a critical piece of information for evaluating the requests. Then, I noticed that nearly every application that proposed to pay a salary significantly below the prevailing wage was denied. However, many that proposed to pay a salary many multiples the prevailing wage, suggesting bad salary data, were certified. For example, a request to pay a product consultant $11.4 million a year and a staff dentist $15.5 million a year were certified! That's despite the fact that they listed the prevailing wages as $84,344 and $136,864, respectively. It appears that someone is just applying a set of filters to the data and "rubber stamping" everything else. This seems to agree with a 1996 OIG audit which stated that the Department of Labor's role amounted to little more than a "rubber stamping" for LCA program applications (see this link).

For a further response to Murdoch's editorial, see this link.

44 posted on 06/20/2014 9:22:41 AM PDT by remember
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