Monday, May 22, 2006

Murdoch Snuggling Up To Hillary

Rupert Murdoch, media tycoon and owner of the conservative leaning Fox News and the NY Post has continued his newest antic of smooch up to Hillary Clinton.

The latest dose of his new liberal leanings was in a NY Post story today, which was also prominently displayed on

The story tries to show Hillary's human side, not an easy task, by listing the songs she has on her iPod. She has an eclectic mix of The Rolling Stones, Beatles and Aretha Franklin to keep her 1960s base constituency happy, plus some U2 to attract those somewhat younger voters who are interested in Bono's save the world ventures.

Murdoch cozying up to Hillary is nothing more then his attempt to cover all his bases in case she pulls off a presidential victory in 2008. I was wondering how long it would take for some positive Hillary stories to start appearing in his media holdings. Several weeks ago it was announced that Murdoch would host a fundraising gala for Hillary, which was interesting because the NY Post has not been shy in its Hillary-bashing since she was elected NY senator. This New Republic story does a nice job summing up the earlier Post/Murdoch position on Hillary.

It should be interesting to see what happens next between NY's newest love birds.


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