• You Can Thank Rupert Murdoch for Al Franken's Win

    Talking Points Memo takes a look at Fox News' reaction to their mortal enemy Al Franken being elected to the senate…

    Sen.-elect Al Franken's (D-MN) long-awaited victory in the 2008 Minnesota Senate race seems to have caused quite a lot of stress in the Murdoch-owned press.

    Remember, this is the same corporation that sued him for his Lies And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them book back in 2003, with the unintended consequence of giving him tons of free publicity to sell books — and elevating him into being a hero of liberal activists, without which he might never have become a politician!

    I hadn't even considered that! So, Bill O'Reilly, Rupert Murdoch and Fox News are in some very real sense — especially considering how small a margin the final tally was — directly responsible for Al Franken's new job opportunity?

    That almost makes having Al Franken as a U.S. senator worth it.

    Tags: Al Franken, Bill O'Reilly, Fox, Minnesota, Rupert Murdoch, Senate


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