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Murdoch: Not such a bad fellow after all?

In an interview given to Rolling Stone for its October edition, President Obama is asked what he thinks of Rupert Murdoch’s television channel Fox News. “Look,” says Obama  (and you can almost hear him sucking in his breath), “I swore to uphold the Constitution, and part of that Constitution is a free press.” But, Obama goes on, Fox is not like other media outlets. It follows in the media tradition of William Randolph Hearst—godfather of yellow journalism and the inspiration for…

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