Rupert Murdock Hosting Hillary Clinton Fundraiser

Matt Drudge reports that Rupert Murdock is hosting a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.

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.

Quite odd.

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  1. erg says:

    For Murdoch, its always been business first and last. Why should anyone be surprised by this ?

  2. Brian J. says:

    A Hillary run for presidency = big profits for Fox News.

  3. Christopher says:

    LOL! Conservatives have never thought of Murdock as their champion (whatever libs say about FOX news), but…liberals ALWAYS have hated Murdock as some sort of Republican enabler. I wonder what they will say now. Definitely an exploding head moment.

  4. Roger says:

    Murdoch apparently believes he knows which way the political winds are blowing.

  5. Nate says:

    Anti-Trust, anyone?

    To Hell with Murdock. To Hell with Fox News. To Hell with Hollywood. And for Godssake, to Hell with all these fake conservatives.

    Corruption. Pure and simple.