Just a week after saying that Glenn Beck was right when he called President Obama a racist, Rupert Murdoch has made another negative comment about a black, Democratic politican.
At Tuesday's Wall Street Journal's CEO Council, Murdoch was asked about the state of civil discourse, but he wanted to speak about the problems in American politics. In doing so, he trashed New York Governor David Paterson by describing him as "a very nice, honest man who's blind and can't read braille and doesn't really know what's going on."
"Look at New York State," he said. "It's unbelievable. The congress there, the state assembly and the senate, are totally incompetent. 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."
Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff writes at Newser that "Murdoch's strange, unmediated interview last week in Australia" — the one in which he agreed with Glenn Beck — suggests that News Corp PR chief, Executive VP of Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs Gary Ginsberg, was "already off the job." News Corp announced Tuesday that Ginsberg will be leaving the company at the end of the year.