´There are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists´: James Murdoch, Fox CEO and son of Rupert, denounces Trump´s reaction to Charlottesville violence and pledges $1m* Daily Mail [UK], by James Wilkinson
James Murdoch, the CEO of 21st Century Fox, slammed Trump´s equivocating response to the Charlottesville violence in a letter to staff on Thursday. Murdoch, who is also the son of Fox founder Rupert Murdoch - a long-time friend and ally of Trump - appeared to take umbrage with Trump´s claim that there were ´very good people´ among the white supremacists that marched in the Virginia city. ´Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the President of the United States concern[s] all of us as Americans and free people,´ he wrote, in part, according to a copy of the email obtained by The
Get real! While some individuals may be seriously misguided ideologically doesn’t mean they are not without any good qualities. They may be good spouses, good parents, good neighbors, hardworking employees, live healthy lifestyles, are generous, humane and so forth. The extent to which the outrage against President Trump’s honest, accurate, compassionate response to the Charlottesville tragedy is beyond the pale. The heinous orchestrated assault on President Trump is immoral and irrational. It is also an assault on someone God has put in place at this point in time for His purpose(s). [Haggai 2:20-23;1 Chronicles 14:2;Daniel 2:21,4:17; Romans 13:1-2;Revelation 1:4-5]
#11 - spot on!! One can be appalled and willing to protest the removal of monuments and the erasing of our collective history and not be of any part of the lunatics on the fringes of EITHER side... And the sad thing is, the ´fringes´ are unraveling deep into the national tapestry. The intent is to destroy it. I understand the nudge-nudge, wink, wink from the Dems - but why are Pubs so silent? Not Trump - he spoke his piece, and ... well, ok, maybe that´s why Pubs have become wallflowers and CEO´s can´t be seen with POTUS. Maybe we can send them some of those pink hats so popular back in January.
Rupert Murdoch is no ally of Donald Trump since he used his immense power to prevent Trump from winning the GOP nomination-at least as far as Fox News staff is concerned. Multiple sources said he issued instructions prior to one of the later debates, ´enough is enough,´ Trump had to be taken out. Murdoch is a global warming globalist like Bloomberg. Murdoch also said the GOP shouldn´t worry about GOP voters because they have nowhere else to go.
Agree with #11. These people are being willfully obtuse and it is sickening. I am appalled that they can so easily refuse to consider any explanation other than Trump is a racist. It is stunning that so many people are cowed by the left into making statements that make them look like fools. History is being erased as destruction of more monuments continues. Just wait. They are coming for the Founders and then the Constitution. The purge has begun.
Over the past few days Ive been watching Fox and have been stunned at how badly Trumps comments have been taken completely out of context and how they have been attributing statements never made by Trump. Shepard Smith being just about the worst of all of them.
I listened to Trumps press conference. I know for a fact what he did and didnt say.
As a result, just about the only Fox programming that I watch anymore is Tucker Carlson.
Well Fox lost 2 viewers this week, my husband & myself. Fox was his favorite. I tuned off Fox & Friends & Maria yesterday. When F & F & Maria went off the deep end I knew Fox was irreversible. Maria needs to quit listening to Rove. When this Charlottesville investigation is over I have a feeling lots of people will owe Trump an apology. The governor of Va has already been proven wrong saying there were lots of weapons & the Va. state police also said both sides were responsible. Do the Trump haters realize Trump received daily briefings about things they don´t know about?
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mary Ellen, 8/18/2017 8:09:08 AM (No. 11355663)
Kat Timpt couldn´t cry because it would ruin her eye makeup!? If Murdoch is supposed to be so brilliant, why on earth did he turn over Fox to his sons? So they could put programs like The Specialists on the air? O´Reilly, Payne, and Bolling must be relieved to be out of there. Fox has become an embarrassment.
Talk about a dumb son taking over the father´s empire. I´m sure that there is a Hollywood movie about that. Hey Jimmy boy I guess you are not only a top notch news organization CEO but also a mind reader. How do you know that every single person there to protest a monument that they held dear were not good people. It´s this arrogant attitude from this clown that will be the end of Fox News. Count on it.
AND from what we now see as Leftists come out of their closet there are NO Good Leftists. They are all Racist and Hate Mongers. I just with The DoJ would get off their duffs and get trump to call out the National Guard and arrest all of them as they create violence over and over. The only thing that will stop this is pure FEAR. Paying for full damages and Going to Jail for 5-15 Years for rioting and vandalism is a good start!
When did Trump say there were good Nazis? He said not all of the people protesting were Nazis or white supremacists. Some were just there to protest taking down the Lee statue. News reports have confirmed that. Lee has often been revered not just by southerners or pro-Confederates. I have always thought of him as a good man who picked the wrong side to fight on. He showed class and called for unity when he surrendered. I am not aware that he was anything other than a patriot after the war ended. A former friend of mine was proud to have the middle name Lee, after General Lee and Jackie Kennedy´s mother, maiden name Lee, claimed (falsely) to be related to the Lees of Virginia.
PS. Some of the replies on this thread confirm what I suspected when I was shocked to see usually sane Trish Regan go wildly ballistic on FBN over Trump and Charlottesville. And then immediately bring on Karl Rove. It was too staged, too forced, to be imprompu show of emotion. And she doesn’t uaually do wild-eyed emotion.
This was imposed from the top on the Fox personnel. Marching orders. I turned her off for the first time ever and haven’t been back. I am turning off anything that is full of lies.
Who is James Murdoch responding to? Who said there were good Nazis and good Klansmen and good terrorists? Well, on that last count, Barack Obama told us that Muslims are not terrorists, cannot be terrorists because it goes against their religion...anyway, James Murdoch just threw up a straw man argument...extremely lame and it´s getting very tedious.
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