Media Matters Pays Small Fortune to Lunch With Rupert Murdoch

A good cause makes for strange bedfellows—or at least lunch dates. Media Matters, a liberal media watchdog that bashes Fox News on a daily basis, will soon be lunching with News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch. In an online charity auction benefiting the Global Poverty Project, Media Matters bid $86,000 to win the honor of breaking bread with Murdoch.

The lunch, described by the online aucition site Charity Buzz as a “once in a lifetime chance to sit with a self-made billionnaire” will take place at a mutually convenient time in New York City.

“I look forward to this opportunity to have a friendly lunch with Rupert Murdoch, along with five of my invited guests. I will soon contact Mr. Murdoch’s office to determine a mutually convenient time and place in New York,” said David Brock, CEO of Media Matters.

Oh, to be a fly in the soup.