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1 jaunte  Mon, Dec 3, 2012 8:52:28pm
Rupert Murdoch is widely considered a kingmaker in the Republican Party and has even put prominent Republican politicians on his payroll, both before and after they’ve achieved electoral success, most notably Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and John Kasich.

How efficient.

2 jhncsy  Mon, Dec 3, 2012 10:13:30pm

Maybe this is some Machiavellian scheme of Obama's. After all, Fox has made a habit of championing idiots and attention whores like Gingrich and Santorum, people who make Reagan look like Eisenhower. Maybe this is all a plot to make the GOP look even more childish and silly, thus separating them even further from the rest of society. Maybe it'll even work.

Well, I can dream, can't I?

3 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 4:18:22am

I really don't like this idea. I hold the Chicago Tribune in high regard and my father reads it every day. I don't want him exposed to the Murdoch/FNC brand of Bad Craziness and I don't want a good newspaper fucked up.

4 kirkspencer  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 4:36:15am

Anyone else recall what the WSJ's opinion page was like prior to Murdoch? The idea of the same thing happening in the Trib and the LAT ... ugly.

5 jvic  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 7:49:52am

Locker and DF, while I share your concern about media monopolies and your dislike of Murdoch, the linked report does not mention that Tribune Co., owner of the LA Times and Chicago Tribune, is emerging from bankruptcy. I don't know whether the two papers are profitable on a standalone basis.

6 Political Atheist  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:09:53am

On Obamas watch? WTH?

7 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:13:36am

re: #5 jvic

Locker and DF, while I share your concern about media monopolies and your dislike of Murdoch, the linked report does not mention that Tribune Co., owner of the LA Times and Chicago Tribune, is emerging from bankruptcy. I don't know whether the two papers are profitable on a standalone basis.

The bankruptcy was planned, in part to allow Tribune Corp. to sell the Chicago Cubs for the cash infusion it needs. Were the decision mine, I'd permit Murdoch to invest in Tribune Corp., but only in such a way as that the Tribune's editorial and news independence was preserved.

I don't always agree with the Chicago Tribune's editorial board, but they are always sane. And Tribune reports of corruption and abuse of power are based in fact, not grand conspiracy "OUTRAGEOUS OUTRAGES!!1". The idea of those things which I value destroyed frightens and angers me.

8 Obdicut  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:22:04am

Not to mention the many crimes committed by Murdoch's newspapers in the UK and, perhaps, here.

9 HappyWarrior  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:50:14am

re: #8 Obdicut

Not to mention the many crimes committed by Murdoch's newspapers in the UK and, perhaps, here.

Great point.

10 Skip Intro  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:51:57am

re: #4 kirkspencer

Anyone else recall what the WSJ's opinion page was like prior to Murdoch? The idea of the same thing happening in the Trib and the LAT ... ugly.

Actually, I do. It wasn't much different, except they were always pushing for open borders and amnesty. Maybe they still are; I stopped reading the paper before Murdoch took it over.

11 Skip Intro  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 8:55:30am

re: #1 jaunte

Rupert Murdoch is widely considered a kingmaker in the Republican Party and has even put prominent Republican politicians on his payroll, both before and after they’ve achieved electoral success,

I thought that role was held by gangster Sheldon Adelson, who spent $150 million in bribes during the campaign, and now has potential GOP 2016 pres candidates meeting with him in LV to see who can do the most to help him out of his legal difficulties.

12 dragonath  Tue, Dec 4, 2012 11:26:34am

Speaking of which, the New York Post published a cover photo of a guy about to get run over by a train.

Rupert Murdoch makes J, Jonah Jameson look like a paragon of morality.


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