Our political Quote of the Day comes from media king Rupert Murdoch, who you can tell is a media King because unlike CNN’s former anchor Rick Sanchez his career isn’t in danger for taking a swipe at all those Jews he who he says owns the media and aren’t giving the kind of coverage he would want or instruct on his holdings when it comes to coverage of Israel. His Tweet:
“Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?”
But as The Daily Beast notes here, offering a collection of Tweets, “Murdoch’s s foray into the Twitterverse has been marked by controversy and nonsense. By turns indignant, incomprehensible, and inane, Murdoch’s 140-character missives frequently vie with Donald Trump’s for first place as the Internet’s oddest musings.” Reports said the media was dismayed.
(UPDATE: He has now apologized, see Tweet at bottom of this post)
Remember what happened to CNN anchor Rick Sanchez’s job at CNN when he talked (in a more peppery way to be sure) about Jews in the media?
It’s always a dangerous subject.
Unless you’re Rupert Murdoch.
And then you get a complete pass.
PS. Rupert. I will admit it here. I OWN IN IT ALL. When MSNBC competes with you, I’m the one doing it. When CNN competes with you, I’M the doing it.
Morning Joe? Who do you think writes their scripts? Twitter? Anyone else whose name you see listed as an owner is a front man for me. I also own and run all the Hollywood studios, and it isn’t quite known that I also own and run Ballywood as well. Facebook? I’m the one who really owns it, and I’m about to start a special version for politicians: Twofacebook.
When you see Ed Schultz on MSNBC, he was a 120 lb weakling sneaking Denny’s saltines into his pockets before I decided to put him on one of the many talk show stations I own (I own all but a few) and give him a salary so he could bulk up. Who do you think pays Bob Schieffer’s salary? ME.
Forget about a guy from the BBC running the New York Times. I text him and the Times’ on-paper publishers daily instructions. I must admit I’m a very humble individual, so I pose as a lowly blogger, I write a weekly column that Cagle distributes nationally to newspapers and to further hide my real power I do family shows all over the country at fairs and serious thematic but funny shows for kids in schools. I look like I’m five foot one, but I’m really six foot three.
On media coverage of Israel. It’s all shell game. I own the country of Israel and the new President of Egypt gets emails from me each day from a special email address with my instructions of the week.
I lend Sheldon Adelson money (that’s the last time I’ll loan him money to give to Karl Rove).
My new goal is to make sure every non-Jewish child in America watches Adam Sandler movies.
The one thing I don’t own is my 18 year old female cat. No one owns her.
So you’ve hit on something.
But from now on why not aim your complaints at ME, because when it comes to the media, entertainment, and the survival of Chinese restaurants everywhere, I control it all.
With a name like “Gandelman” how could it be otherwise?
UPDATE: His apology Tweet:
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.