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All indications are that Murdoch has his eye on two of the last remaining big newspapers in America -- the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times.
Voters will remember that showing of solidarity with your fellow New Jerseyans and your president, whose response to the storm you hailed as "outstanding," "incredibly supportive" and deserving "great credit."
Those are conspicuous handcuffs the GOP is wearing: Fox News has hijacked the party's communications apparatus and is pushing the type of paranoid, blame-the-voter rhetoric that loses elections, and the type of rhetoric Romney's now being blamed for.
According to reports, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is circulating an order at the FCC to lift the ban on one company owning daily newspapers and TV stations in the 20 largest media markets. And he wants to wrap up this massive giveaway just in time for the holidays.
If Kumbaya abuse has been so deep that the mere sound of the word hurts your ears, try this: Sit quietly for a couple of minutes, watching your breath go in and out.
For most business leaders, their current role is not where they intend to stay until they die. At the right time, they all intend to make a graceful exit, and leave while still perceived to be on top of their game.
Red states, blue states, purple states -- Mother Nature doesn't care. She rippled through all of them with super-storm Sandy, exposing the true colors of all in her path.
Viewers of "Fox News" can no longer hide behind the façade that it is the only news that's impartial. Because the owner has just declared it not to be.
The very fact that the Journal hired Rove, a GOP fundraiser, to write columns about the races Rove is trying to win for the GOP represents a glaring ethical lapse.
As the movie's stars take to the airwaves this week to promote the film, it is unlikely they will discuss the agenda of the film's billionaire backers or the right-wing politicians and for-profit firms who are promoting the parent trigger idea.
I don't know what Murdoch's long-view strategy is, but in the short-term, by touting the success of the Democratic convention and downplaying the political importance of the "far right," it sure looks like he's throwing Fox News under the bus.
This article isn't to recount the story of the tragedy and the 23-year history of cover-up -- which is very ably documented elsewhere on the internet. But to flag the names of some of the most loathsome people in this dreadful saga. And to call for them to be belatedly held to account.
Rupert Murdoch is almost certainly the most powerful person in the most influential business on earth. And yet he is treated as a kind of innocent bystander to the criminal activity allegedly undertaken in his name.
Now, the often too-cautious Barack Obama has an opening to re-brand himself as the bold champion of the Democratic Party's great progressive tradition.
As the currents continue to pull at the foundations of Murdoch's empire, it's only a matter of time before the News Corp. scandal becomes an American story.