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Posted by Jerry Barnett
I understand that this little anecdote is making the rounds among reporters in network news: On a recent private jet flight a rather tipsy Rupert Murdoch, owner of News Corporation and Fox News Channel, said this about his adopted homeland: \"You know what U.S.A. stands for to me? Uneducated silly arseholes. I make billions every year pedaling rah-rah bollocks to the American public and I\'m bloody happy to do it. If and when the pendulum swings the other way, I\'ll make billions more catering to them with a different kind of populist claptrap. Compared to doing business in China where they\'re very discerning, the States was like taking candy from a baby.\"