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Clinton and Murdoch: Where's The Love?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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SPLITSVILLE? Murdoch and Clinton As she officially enters the '08 presidential race, is Hillary Clinton's most important paramour abandoning her? How else to explain why two Rupert Murdoch-owned properties, Fox News and the New York Post, went wide with a scurrilous non-story about Clinton's leading competitor, Barack Obama, attending a madrassa as a child? The report is a double Democratic smear—on the one hand raising the absurd specter of Islamic extremism in relation to Obama's early schooling, and on the other attributing the rumor to scandal-hunting "Democrats 'connected' to Hillary Rodham Clinton."

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As the Huffington Post's Eat the Press blog points out, the story has been mentioned twice on Fox News and once in the Post, allowing both conservative-slanted organs to simultaneously repeat the claim about Obama and tag Clinton as its source.

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