Oh, was it a shakedown when the Reagan administration bent broadcasting regulations in the 1980s that cleared the way for the Fox Broadcasting Network to get on the air? How about the millions in donations to Hillary and the Clinton Foundation from Murdoch, Murdoch's company, and his executives? Were they not bribes to curry favor in the Second Clinton administration?
Feigning ideological purity Murdoch's Wall Street Journal said in an editorial:
A giant flaw in President Obama’s economic policy has been the politicized allocation of capital, from green energy to housing. Donald Trump suffers from a similar industrial-policy temptation, as we’ve seen this week with his arm-twisting of Carrier to change its decision to move a plant to Mexico from Indiana.I laugh at the intellectual dishonesty of equating a $50 billion "bailout" takeover of GM and Chrysler (Obama replaced GM's CEO) with the state of Indiana using its economic development department to entice Carrier to stay.
The snooty editorial concluded:
The better strategy is to support him when his policies promote growth and try to block him when he veers into big-government cul-de-sacs,” it concluded. “In that spirit, his Carrier shakedown is a short-term political victory that will hurt workers and the economy if it becomes the norm for the next four years.Let's be practical. Those changes would come too late to save the 1,000 American jobs without presidential intervention right now.
But what do these ideological purists care? The newspaper's target audience is a few hundred CEOs of the largest companies, not the workers at Carrier or anywhere else. Murdoch wants President Trump to fail so the people can elect Hillary to do the bidding of the House of Murdoch.
The "tough crap" attitude toward American workers from Murdoch's Wall Street Journal has helped elect many a Democrat in my lifetime.
Which of course is exactly what Murdoch's Wall Street Journal wants.
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