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    Default Rupert Murdoch and Fox News planned to make General Petraeus President of the US

    Just when you thought Rupert Murdoch had bigger problems, he and his lieutenant Roger Ailes (head of Fox News) have been exposed as would-be Kingmakers in the Republican Party.

    Petraeus, according to his own testimony, was approached 18 months ago by a key aide of Ailes who promised to bankroll a Presidential run. Petraeus said he was also approached separately by Rupert Murdoch.

    Clearly, the thinking was that a General with a "war hero" image would easily beat President Obama in this year's election. Petraeus' reputation was based on the Iraq "surge" of 2006 that made the country quiet enough to justify a US withdrawal.

    Petraeus' testimony will again call in question the GOP's relationship with the news network, which openly advocates for Republican causes. It will also raise the thorny question of the party's relationship to its wealthy backers, and whether it is truly a party of the people. This was emphasized when a Senator resigned today to head up a think tank (the Heritage Foundation) funded by wealthy and corporate interests.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-campaign.html

    http://rt.com/usa/news/petraeus-fox-news-president-264/
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    Dermot Earley DSM would have made a fine President here.
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    Dermot Earley would have made a fine President here.
    Dermot Early would not have lost the run of himself and start screwing his biographer.
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    I'm starting to wonder if Murdoch didn't make a deal with Satan, is that ******************************er ever going to have a heart attack/prostrate cancer/(insert you favourite painful terminal disease here)?

    I have a nice 18 year old whiskey ready for when he slips slowly into an agonising death.
    Let's all raise a glass of frog milk to the ancient festival of Fargaltide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The OD View Post
    I'm starting to wonder if Murdoch didn't make a deal with Satan, is that ******************************er ever going to have a heart attack/prostrate cancer/(insert you favourite painful terminal disease here)?

    I have a nice 18 year old whiskey ready for when he slips slowly into an agonising death.
    Don't be too nasty about the guy .. his 104-year old mother died today.

    Apparently, he expects to run his News Empire until he is at least that age (he is 81 I think).

    So that whiskey may be considerably older when it is opened.
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    Well they have trained a dog to drive a car a monkey in the Whitehouse? Forgot already had one GW.
    War doesn't work. Give peace a chance.

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    "It was fox wot won it!"

    These guys a still tearing their hair out wondering why they lost the last election! White fifties American doesn't exist anymore and fundamentalist christian, right wing whack-jobs won't bring it back!

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    I don't think the "war hero" image is as powerful as it once was especially as the Iraq and Afghan wars are winding down (albeit with much credit to Petraeus). Four of the last five losing Presidential candidates had served in combat and despite McCain, Kerry and Dole making much of their military credentials they all well beaten.

    This election marked the first time in decades that neither candidate had any military experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    Don't be too nasty about the guy .. his 104-year old mother died today.
    She was 103 and it was yesterday.

    You going for a job with Fox?
    Last edited by Roy Feen; 6th December 2012 at 09:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Feen View Post
    She was 103 and it was yesterday.

    You going for a job with Fox?
    Fox always try to make out elderly relatives of their owner are younger than they really are. Company policy.
    Last edited by owedtojoy; 6th December 2012 at 10:13 PM.
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