Murdoch To Host Fundraiser For Hillary Clinton

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    MURDOCH TO HOST FUNDRAISER FOR HILLARY CLINTON
    Mon May 08 2006 18:25:16 ET

    Rupert Murdoch has agreed to host a political fundraiser for Hillary Clinton this summer!

    Murdoch's surprise decision to raise money for Clinton in July, on behalf of NEWS CORP., parent company of FOXNEWS and the NEW YORK POST, underlines a dramatic turn of relations between Murdoch and Clinton, who in 1998 coined the phrase “vast rightwing conspiracy” to denounce critics of her husband.

    Some say the move by Murdoch reflects approval of her Senate career. Others note his record for picking future national leaders. Last century, he threw over the British conservatism he'd long supported to back longshot Tony Blair.

    Clinton surprised Washington and media watchers recently by attending a FOX NEWS anniversary party, where she toasted Murdoch.

    Political powerbroker and studio head Harvey Weinstein is said to have convinced Hillary that Murdoch could be a friend, not a foe, in her ongoing political maneuvers.

    Hillary has now cornered the NY media market, by winning support from the NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS owner Mort Zuckerman -- and now Murdoch and the NY POST.

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    In 1972 Murdoch's flagship newspaper in Australia "The Australian" supported the then Opposition leader, Gough Whitlam, leader of the Australian Labor Party. Labor won and Whitlam became Prime Minister. Murdoch is a pragmatist when it comes to politics and business, he will move to protect and extend his business interests. In 1972 he sensed the national mood for change in Australia and moved to endorse Labor. It may well be that he senses the mood for change in the US and again is moving to protect his interests.
     

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