Today on the Menu: Rupert Murdoch’s Gaffes Explained

By Matt Van Hoven 

Today we’re joined by PRNewser Editor Joe Ciarallo who helps explain which of Rupert Murdoch’s latest gaffes have been the most hurtful. If you hadn’t heard, Murdoch said of New York Governor David Patterson “With a governor who’s a very nice, honest man who’s blind and can’t read braille and doesn’t really know what’s going on. It’s not a joke, it’s a tragedy we’re facing at the moment.”

Ciarallo, formerly of New York based digital communications agency Horn Group, says this more personal comment (and another where he agrees with Glenn Beck’s notions that President Obama has at times demonstrated racist behavior) are less problematic than his more recent interview with Australian Sky News, wherein he claims that News Corp. will pull its titles out of Google. Ciarallo alleges that the departure of Murdoch’s lead publicist Gary Ginsberg could tie in to the News Corp. leader’s slate of off-putting commentary.

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