Skip to comments.Immigration Reform: Rupert Murdoch and the Fox News Factor
Posted on 02/02/2013 8:25:40 AM PST by KeyLargo
Immigration Reform: Rupert Murdoch and the Fox News Factor
9:37AM Saturday February 2, 2013
(WASHINGTON) -- In the brewing battle over a path to citizenship for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants, Fox News Channel is uniquely positioned to play a make-or-break role. The question is, will it?
Advocates on both sides of a proposed U.S. immigration overhaul are closely eyeing the nation's most-watched cable news network -- and megaphone -- for politically-conservative causes as it joins a rapidly escalating national debate.
Will the network and its high-profile opinionators fan the flames of opposition to a comprehensive reform plan, or will it assume a more neutral role in a debate that does not break cleanly along party lines?
Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO at News Corp., Fox's parent company, is the wild card factor in which way Fox News will go.
Murdoch, Australian born and a naturalized U.S. citizen, has become an outspoken advocate for immigration reform and mass legalization of the country's undocumented immigrants, partnering with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in this cause.
(Excerpt) Read more at wlsam.com ...
Fox News Owner Rupert Murdoch Pushes for Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
by William Gheen
President of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC ALIPAC www.alipac.us
June 24, 2010
Minnesota Tenth Amendment Center
That 11 million number cracks me up. The DNC playing “Fun With Numbers” again. The actual number is probably double that.
Republicans are another story.
“Fox News Channel is uniquely positioned to play a make-or-break role. The question is, will it?”
Yes they are going to help talk you into amnesty.
Fox management and some of its commentators may be for Rubio’s plan, but at least they are putting guests on that disagree — maybe they are “fair and balanced” after all.
While Hannity and O’Riley both interviewed Rubio and have endorsed Rubio’s plan, it was with the stipulation that the border must be closed first; Rubio even said that he would vote against any immigration bill, even his own, that did not put closing the border first.
Obama has rejected any linkage between immigration reform and closinig the border.
A guest last night on O’Riley stated the anti-Rubio position very well. Rubio’s plan is the 1986 plan warmed over — it grants documents to all the “undocumented” the day it is passed, and PROMISES to close the border later. No President has made it a priority to close the border. Congress voted to build a fence, but it hasn’t been built.
Although Rubio says his plan is fair, it is fundamentally unfair to immigrants in Hong Kong, the Phillipines, and Europe — the “undocumented” get to live here because they sneaked in or overstayed their visas (about 40%), while prospective immigrates currently residing in other countries don’t get that priviledge.
Go back to the workshop, Rubio — this dog don’t hunt.
This no doubt explains Sean Hannity’s sudden post-election “evolution” in favor of so-called comprehensive immigration reform. He didn’t want the conductor to stop his gravy train.