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Rupert Murdoch Chews the Fat with Neil Cavuto and Tells a Big Lie

Reported by Melanie - February 4, 2008 -

Rupert Murdoch, the head of Fox News' parent company, News Corp., paid a visit to Your World w/Neil Cavuto today (February 4, 2008) to gloat over the record ratings for last night's Super Bowl. He said some interesting things but he also promulgated one of the biggest political lies out there.


-- On ad revenues: Sees no slump.

-- On the New York Post's (which he owns) endorsement of Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton: There is no "ill will with Senator Clinton at all." The editors at the Post felt, "Obama was a real chance for something new."

-- On the writers' strike: He's "sure" it will be resolved within the next few months at the least.

-- On the Wall Street Journal (which he owns): Within the next year he plans to move the offices of the WSJ from downtown Manhattan to midtown. Though he hasn't "worked it out fully yet," he thinks that "when you take over a company and you want to make changes, it's good to do everything you can to change the culture and a physical move is a big and useful thing to do."

-- On a recession: He does not think we're heading for a recession -- "I think things will be OK. ... I can only speak for the media world and we're not feeling it."

-- On the Fox Business Network's abysmal ratings: "We're very confident and very, very proud."

-- On the buzz about raising corporate taxes: He's "not worried particularly about the corporate side" but to raise it would be a "real blow against American industry and American exports."

-- On raising the estate tax, and this is what irked me (of course it went without correction on Cavuto's part): "On the personal taxes...I believe it takes away incentives and of course, you forget the huge estate taxes that most people pay in this country."

Comment: That's a lie Murdoch, but we expect that from you. We know you're a shill for the radicals who have taken over this country and lying is par for the course for you guys. The truth is that this year the estate tax threshold is $2 million. People who die with taxable assets of less than $2 million won't pay one cent in estate taxes. As a matter of fact, only about 1% of the U.S. population is subject to estate taxes, which certainly isn't, by any stretch of the imagination, "most people." But robber barons like Murdoch want us all to cringe when we think about the "death tax," as they call it, because everyone dies and they want each and every one of us to think we'll have to pay. They are manipulating the masses in order to protect their gigantic fortunes, the bastards.