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Huffington Post: Murdoch: MSNBC, CNN ‘Tend To Be Democrats,’ New York Times Carries Obama’s Water

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, whose empire includes a host of predominantly conservative-leaning institutions, accused his competitors, on Tuesday night, of being the ones with the biases.

Speaking at a forum for the public affairs TV series, The Kalb Report, the News Corp. CEO valiantly declared that his rival networks — MSNBC and CNN — “tend to be Democrats” while those at his own Fox News “are not Republicans.”

Reminded that Fox currently houses the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Murdoch replied that he wasn’t sure how often his chief at the network, Roger Ailes, used her for news. “I know whenever he does the ratings leap… I’m not adverse to high ratings.”

Asked later during the question and answer session to name a single Democrat who worked for Fox News, however, Murdoch struggled.

“They are certainly there… Greta Van Susteren is certainly close to the Democratic Party,” he said, after blanking on names first and insisting that Ailes would have a long list. “She doesn’t do many political stories. She is just a great journalist… but people who have been involved in Democratic politics and so on, yeah we have people…”

It was a one of many crests to a winding and often frank take (from an often enigmatic figure) on the entire waterfront of the media landscape. Ever the industry competitor, Murdoch offered the same charges of bias to his main print rival, the New York Times, which has been placed in the News Corp bull’s-eye ever since he purchased the Wall Street Journal.

“I have great respect for the Times except it does have an agenda,” he declared. Asked what, exactly, that agenda was, he replied: “anything Mr. Obama wants. You can see it. You can see it in that the White House pays them off by feeding them stories and so on.”

Read the Full article at The Huffington Post

In case you missed it here is a link to Sarah Palin’s new show on FOX: Real American Stories


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