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Stephen Colbert: Rupert Murdoch's News Of The World Hacking Scandal Will Lead Him To Buy Colorado

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Rupert Murdoch's therapy to deal with the News of the World scandal? Buy Colorado -- at least, according to Stephen Colbert.

Don't laugh. As MediaMatters noted in 2010, Murdoch already has pull in the state. He currently advises Genie Energy Corporation on oil shale development in Colorado's northwest quadrant, and as Fast Company notes, he shares the responsibility with none other than former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Westword wryly notes of a potential Murdoch takeover: "Well, that'd be one way to take care of Denver's budget deficit."

WATCH (via colbertnation.com):