Oh, to be a fly on the wall: Media Matters wins charity lunch with Rupert Murdoch

by editor on November 18, 2010

It’s like Superman breaking bread with Lex Luthor. Or Batman dining with the Penguin. Or Barbara Boxer supping with anyone rational.

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Arianna Huffington is probably pulling her hair out over this story

The Huffington Post has the dining details:

In one of the more clever moments of issue advocacy in recent memory, the progressive media watchdog group, Media Matters for America, successfully won an online auction Thursday to have a “friendly lunch” with its long-time nemesis, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch.

The item, which was listed on the site Charity Buzz, was billed as a chance to “propose your business ideas” with the media mogul. The winning bid, according to a Media Matters representative, went for $86,000 — the proceeds of which will be sent to The Global Poverty Project. The estimated value of the lunch is $15,000.

When the lunch will take place is not yet determined. But it will involve the watchdog group’s founder and president, David Brock, along with five additional guests, dining with Murdoch.

“I look forward to this opportunity to have a friendly lunch with Rupert Murdoch, along with five of my invited guests,” said Brock, in a statement provided by Media Matters after the bid was finalized. “I will soon contact Mr. Murdoch’s office to determine a mutually convenient time and place in New York.”

In the offices of the Huffington Post this morning, a very pissed off Greek woman is yelling at her editorial board, “Vy din’t you tink of dat?”

Source: HuffingtonPost.com

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Grammar Fuhrer
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Grammar Fuhrer

Oh boy! This is better than half the crap Hollywood comes out with and much more entertaining!

Especially more so than The Super Gay Adventures of Sparkles the Vampire.

eiseman
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eiseman

I think Rupert should bring along Glenn Beck…that should really get their panties in a wad. =)

SCDiver
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SCDiver

That would be priceless. I would pay $ to see that…

KimmyQueen
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Wow… they just want the chance to chew him out, but like someone said he would probably eat them alive.

theBeachBumConservative
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theBeachBumConservative

‘Rupert Darling, there is a fly in my Gazpacho.’

perlcat
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“Well, I have something in my fly for you to chew on.”

RockingHorseGuy
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I’m sure that Mr. Murdoch will be able to handle these six losers quite well. No nausea, just a lot of chuckling under his breath. Or maybe he’ll laugh out loud.

ocmadam
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ocmadam

The winning bidders may get a chance to learn how the news business is supposed to run — “We report, you decide”. If you do that, the audience will be there. If you don’t you end up with MSNBC

danybhoy
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danybhoy

You don’t need to run your news/information service as a buisiness if you you get…
A. A Hungarian born nazi collaborator to bankroll your operation. Like George Soros does.
B. Get gov’t money like (bailout)GE/NBC-U/MSNBC, & NPR/PBS….otherwise, you would need to provide programming that people will actually tune in to & then you can sell ads & make money & stuff.

Liberalism:Ideas so good that they need to be mandatory.
Andrew Wilkow

alien
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Soros==Nazi Collaborator??

You really have filled your mind with dreck..

http://www.forward.com/articles/133080/

danybhoy
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danybhoy

He did an interview with Steve Croft on “60 Minutes”, that aired on December 20, 1998, which I watched online a year or 2 back, but has since been scrubbed. So if someone has a video copy of that interview, it could be worth more then a few bucks…anyway he admitted he did help with seizing propery from people sent to death camps as a 14 year old. I know this won’t pass your smell test, but it is a written version of that part of the interview…

http://message.snopes.com/showpost.php?p=939217&postcount=4

…take from it what you will. It won’t matter, & I know that. As for The Forward’s piece you link to, that’s fine. Liberal Jews are usually liberal first, & since I know more then a few, many of whom are on my dad’s side of the family, I’m not too out of line in saying that. That & I that side of the family did’nt all get out of Europe alive, several of them ended up at Dachau, & did’nt live to tell.

Maybe it’s just me, but any Jew who takes the term “Never again” seriously, should never buy into the political left as long as Soros is paying the bills. But I’ll take it to the next step, nobody who values freedom & liberty would never follow anything Soros, EVER. His end game is the end of those things, & he needs to weaken the USA in order for him to succeed in his mind.

perlcat
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…and there you have it, in a nutshell. The character of evil. I wonder how many nazis swung after Nuremberg even though they claimed they were ‘just following orders”, and “if they hadn’t done it, someone else would”.

Now, of course, all this is forgiven by his supporting Democrat causes. I enjoy the obvious double standard. As a democrat or supporter of democrats, you can be a nazi collaborator, a klansman, a free speech opponent, advocate violence to people that oppose you, or any of a number of other vile things. It’s all OK. Join the Demo party, a magical unicorn farts on you, and all that stuff just goes away. You don’t even have to stop! How convenient!

Now people just say that anybody would have done it, and accusations that call up the facts are ‘dreck’.

Seriously, alien?

Was what he did OK? His ‘explanation’ of what he did doesn’t pass the smell test — like I said before, plenty of people were hanged for doing the same sorts of things and claiming the same kinds of explanations. I know you’re all about one system of justice for democrats (and those convenient to the party), and another for republicans, so I suppose it *is* all OK by you.

Even if you could get past Soros’ lame justification for his actions then, how can you get past the part where he isn’t sorry about them now? Saying something like that on 60 minutes is hardly a position he can just walk away from or deny.

danybhoy
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danybhoy

Look percat, I’m sort of laughing at the idea that a schmuck just called me dreck.

In english, that’s a dick calling someone sh!t. Base level comedy folks, base level comedy, & lets face it, genitalia & poop can be funny. It’s all about the time & place.

Liberalism: Ideas so good they need to be mantatory.
Andrew Wilkow

C_Strasburger
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Typed a response to this “dreck” posted by the alien from the alternate universe this morning. Facts are, and liberals have never done well with facts, that there are plenty of articles, interviews, garbage about that piece of garbage soros out there that substantiate the fact that he is a lunatic, anti-semite, though he was born one. The fact is, wonder of wonders, some, if not all, have mysteriously disappeared! Like magic!! I forgot to add the captcha wiping it all out…it was early, what can I say…. way before our alien friend awoke form his dope induced stupor from his late evening…

It is also clear, fact, that he, the garbage man, also funds the very organization that wrote the porkulous slush fund…along with the hell-thcare bill!

There are also treasure troves of data about him that give the picture of what he is, and what he wants to accomplish here in the states. We used to call it “bagging the elephant…”, and, obviously, the US is the elephant. He has destroyed the currency in numerous countries…he is helping it along here….why not try out the game on the biggest? He has said as much in several interviews the media is not talking about.

Unfortunately, the little clueless lemmings like our alien friend from the alternate universe in his drug indued stupor are too stupid to see what is going on around him, not realizing that in all likelihood the vast issues surrounding the socialist agenda of the white house, controlled by the garbage man, soros, are going to negatively affect them most. They too can be like the little children in greece, france, spain, et al, wondering just what the hell happened. You see, alien, soros played this same game in Europe, leading to what is going on there…that negatively affected the little children lemmings…sort of like yourself, alien.

I would strongly suggest you do some research…not at the lemming sites like huffpuff, and others….you will not getfacts there….

And do yourself a favor…stop being a lemming….you better wke up, before its too late….

perlcat
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Yep, never a good idea to curse at someone in a language you don’t know. It tends to backfire…

C_Strasburger
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C_Strasburger

And to have to deal with 5 other illiterate, mindless progressive hacks, too.

I sure hope Mr Murdoch has plenty of anti-nausea meds on hand….he gonna need it!

Diego
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Diego

So, what kind of ‘business ideas’ will a bunch of second-rate partisan hacks funded by the Clintons and Soros be able to share with a media mogul who broke news paradigms, changed the landscape of TV punditry, and shot his network to #1 in news in less than 10 years?