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Rupert Murdoch Cozies up to "Communist China"

Reported by Melanie - March 17, 2005

I would bet that a majority of Fox News' regular viewers have a negative feeling about China. The words China and Communism go hand-in-hand and Communism is, of course, a "bad" word on Fox News. I would also wager a bet that a regular Fox News viewer would be surprised to learn that Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News, has his fingers in the Chinese pie and even met this week with a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.

Here's a report dated March 16, 2005 from China's People's Daily Online:

In meeting with Murdoch here Wednesday, Liu Yunshan, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, and also head of the Public Department of the CPC Central Committee, thanked Murdoch for his "active efforts and strenuous work in advancing cooperation with China's news media.

The People's Daily Online also reports that Murdoch has been named Director of China NetCom, and that Murdoch's Star will set up a wholly foreign-invested advertising company in China. Indian Television reports that Murdoch is teaming up with China Central Television.

Comment: The next time you see an anchor or "contributor" on Fox News emphasizing the threat China poses to Taiwan, to the US economy, or to gas reserves, remember that Rupert Murdoch is, nevertheless, more than happy to take China's money to his bank. And while Bill O'Reilly, Linda Vester, David Asman and other Fox employees preach about morals and values, democracy, freedom, and the right to vote, remember that their boss has no problem doing business with a country that isn't doing very well in some of those areas. Also, be afraid. Be very, very afraid. Before long, Rupert Murdoch's form of "news" will reach everyone on the planet.

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