The entire video is worth watching. Lawrence O’Donnell’s comments about Rupert Murdoch come at about the 7:20 -minute mark.
Dear Commons Community,
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell yesterday tore into billionaire press baron Rupert Murdoch and Fox News (see video above). “The Last Word” host apportioned blame for the weekend’s massacre in Buffalo, New York, on the Fox News founder.
Much criticism has been leveled at the divisive rhetoric peddled by some personalities on Murdoch’s conservative network — including Tucker Carlson, who’s repeatedly talked about the racist “Great Replacement” conspiracy theory on his show — after a white gunman allegedly killed 10 people in a reported racist rampage in a supermarket in a mostly-Black part of the city.
“No one should waste their breath on the men in makeup at Fox when Rupert Murdoch is responsible for everything that they say and do that helps shape the thinking of white supremacist mass murderers,” said O’Donnell.
Fox News hosts will stop “the minute Rupert Murdoch tells them to stop,” he added in the segment titled “Fox News Has Blood On Its Hands.”
O’Donnell highlighted Fox’s “abject fealty to the National Rifle Association,” saying it was thanks to Murdoch “as much as it is any Republican president that America’s mass murderers are still what they have always been, the very best equipped mass murderers in the world.”
O’Donnell is telling it like it is!