The New York Observer Defends Rupert Murdoch

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By Chris O'Shea Comment

Oh boy. The New York Observer published a whopper of an editorial this morning, staunchly defending Rupert Murdoch and attacking any who think he’s done wrong. It’s pretty much on par with the Wall Street Journal’s delusional piece, and surprise! that’s because the Observer’s owner, Jared Kushner, has a close relationship with Murdoch.

The piece says that Murdoch’s critics should all lay off, and that “it is simply wrong to assail Mr. Murdoch simply because of his politics.” Why is it wrong? Because “he happens to be a world-class visionary who has revived dying newspapers,” of course! Never mind the fact that he runs News Corp. and that old saying of “the buck stops here.”

There’s more, but you get the idea. The Observer piece reads like a boy defending his friend from bullies. There’s not much logic, just something like, “You leave Rup alone you stinky faces!”

It’s sad. But then again, this is an Observer editorial we’re talking about.

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