Thursday, October 25, 2007

Be Afraid

BWAAAAAHAHAHAHA! Rupert Murdoch toasts start of FBN:
"It's been a brilliant first nine days," Murdoch said. He credited his top lieutenant, Roger Ailes, for the channel's "distinctive" and "informative" look as it takes aim at industry-leading CNBC.

In a thinly veiled dig at the incumbent, Murdoch said the United States is home to "the best-run and most corruption-free companies in the world, not that you'd know it from much of the business coverage we see today."

Murdoch said his channel will still cover scandals that affect investors, "but my hope for Fox Business is that we'll also find time to celebrate the freedom and sense of optimism that free markets have given Americans."

... Ailes provided a few light notes during his short introduction for Murdoch, saying it was fitting the party be held in a temple commissioned by the Roman emperor Augustus - "the Rupert Murdoch of his day."