Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Murdoch channels Bush

Rupert Murdoch, the Dr. Evil of media, whose Fox TV and HarperCollins publishing operations were behind the just-cancelled O.J. Simpson attrocity, released a statement yesterday on the incident.

"I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project," News Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch said yesterday."

"I and senior management agree with the American public..."


Make no mistake about it, a project at this level was greenlit in the first place by Murdoch. Now his weasely statement makes it sound like he was blindsided by the whole thing, and, once he found out about it, quickly canceled it.

Appropriately enough, he's following in the path of his ideological soulmate George Bush, who blames everybody but himself for the Iraq debacle: It's Rumsfeld, it's the generals, it's the defeatist Democrats, it's the media who concentrate on all the bad news and never tell the good side and yadda yadda.

No, W. The war is yours and yours alone. And sorry, Rupe, the sleazy O.J. project was yours and yours alone.

Why don't these people ever admit responsibility?

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