Curiouser and curiouser. I recently wrote a post about the cozy Giuliani-Kerik connection, where I mentioned the ground zero lovenest where Bernie Kerik and Judith Regan frequently met during the 9/11 cleanup in New York. Now Judith Regan is talking, and if what she says is true, it’s explosive.
Publisher Judith Regan is a former Fox News employee. And she is alleging that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, which owns Fox News, favors Rudolph Giuliani for the GOP nomination. It would seem that Murdoch also is partial to Hillary Clinton. He held a fundraiser for her after all. So it would also seem that he is playing both sides. Crafty old Australian, isn’t he?
Regan charges that News Corp. executives wanted to destroy her reputation because she knew too much about her ex-boyfriend, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik, and that what she knew could be harmful to the presidential hopes of Rudy Giuliani – whom she depicts as the preferred candidate of News Corp. and its subsidiary, Fox News. According to Regan’s suit, “This smear campaign was necessary to advance News Corp.’s political agenda, which has long centered on protecting Rudy Giuliani’s presidential ambitions.”
It gets worse.
In December 2004, according to Regan’s complaint, when President Bush tapped Kerik, at Giuliani’s recommendation, to head the federal Department of Homeland Security, Regan was pressured to keep quiet, and asked to lie on Kerik’s behalf.
“[A] senior executive in the News Corp. organization told Regan that he believed she had information about Kerik that, if disclosed, would harm Giuliani’s presidential campaign. This executive advised Regan to lie to, and to withhold information from, investigators concerning Kerik. … [D]efendants knew they would be protecting Giuliani if they could preemptively discredit her.”
And here’s the rub.
This is not the first time that News Corp. has been accused of having a political agenda. Fox News is often accused of favoring Republicans. In the current presidential election cycle, however, there have also been repeated suggestions, from critics on both the right and the left, that the network prefers Giuliani over the other GOP contenders.
A conservative network is great. A conservative network that shills for one particular candidate, especially a RINO like the horrid Rudy Giuliani is not. It would appear that it’s good to have friends in high places. Rudy knows.
As it happens, Giuliani and News Corp. do have a history. Giuliani has several personal and financial connections to News Corp. and Fox News — beginning with Fox’s top executive — and those connections seem to have proven mutually beneficial.
Read the whole article for the connections between Giuliani and Fox News. If this article is accurate, this is a bombshell that should not be ignored. Should Rupert Murdoch, a foreigner, be using his position of power to determine who the Republican and Democrat party nominees are? I don’t think so. Do you?