February 11, 2004


This is going to drive the Deaniacs insane:

As John Kerry's campaign to secure the Democrat nomination - and with it a crack at the White House - continues to gather pace, it has emerged that it is being bankrolled by key executives from News Corporation, MTV-owner Viacom and Sony.

Unsurprisingly, the donation from News Corp's boardroom came not from chairman Rupert Murdoch, a committed Republican, but from the company's chief operating officer, Peter Chernin.

Mr Chernin, one of Mr Murdoch's most trusted lieutenants, is among several media chiefs who have pledged to raise between $50,000 and $100,000 to support the Vietnam war veteran's campaign for the White House.

It was all a big media plot, see? See?

UPDATE. What a long, strange trip it's been ...

Posted by Tim Blair at February 11, 2004 09:44 PM

NewsCorps' profit up 51%!

Murdoch's laughing all the way to the bank.

Posted by: Sandy P. at February 12, 2004 at 04:41 AM

I thought evil Rupert was the puppetmaster of the Bush administration? Sheesh. Talk about having a finger in every pie.

Posted by: Quentin George at February 12, 2004 at 06:40 AM

"...to support the Vietnam war veteran's campaign for the White House..."

Kerry's a Vietnam vet? I had no idea! Why was I not informed?

Posted by: fidens at February 12, 2004 at 08:34 AM