Posted by: judy | February 26, 2009

The Game

black-jack-cardsWhile researching the corporate holdings of Robert Murdoch, I stumbled onto this quote in Wiki:

Early Summer 2008; a “tentative truce” was brokered during a secret meeting between Barack Obama, Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes (President of the Fox News Channel) at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York.[37]Obama had initially resisted Murdoch’s propositions, despite senior News Corp executives having recruited the Kennedysto act as go-betweens.[38]Obama resented Fox News’s portrayal of him “as suspicious, foreign, fearsome – just short of a terrorist,” while Ailes said “it might not have been this way if Obama had more willingly come on the air instead of so often giving Fox the back of his hand.”[38]A “tentative truce” was agreed upon; Obama would be portrayed more fairly, while Obama would be more willing to appear on Fox.[37]

Footnote 37 is this article: Murdoch brokers ‘truce’ from Financial Times.
Footnote 38 is this article: How Murdoch brokered Fox-Obama Truce from the Guardian.

It’s all one big game. The contenders make their moves and secure alliances behind the scenes and play their ‘hand’ to a watching audience who willingly inhales the manipulation and hypocrisy.

Me included.

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