|What's Up With Rupert.|
(Illustration by James Hindle)
Rupert Murdoch's fortunes are turning in the U.S.,
where Obama's top FCC official is planning to lift media ownership limits,
It's a News Corp.-friendly move that would pave the way for Murdoch to fulfill ambitions to buy the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune,
a move that would be one of Obama's first major policy decisions since winning reelection.
Obama's FCC is reportedly planning to sneak this rule change through "on circulation," which would prevent any public comment or review on the order.
This has enraged several civil rights groups that are now demanding hearings -- especially so the FCC can address the "disgraceful" lack of diversity among broadcast media owners -- before the agency takes any action that could harm the constituencies (people of color and women) that were so instrumental in returning Obama to the White House.
Meanwhile Rupert Murdoch passes time on Twitter insulting Jews and dispensing tough love to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.