Too bad Rupert Murdoch has no control over Fox “news”

Apparently Rupert Murdoch thinks he gets to criticize Pres. Obama over gun control / Newtown and look like the rational good guy, while simultaneously owning the preferred network of rightwing gun fetishists and NRA fandom:

mediamattersforamerica: At 7:58 p.m. on Saturday evening, gun control’s newest advocate took to Twitter to call for stricter firearm legislation. “Nice words from POTUS on shooting tragedy,” wrote News Corp. boss Rupert Murdoch, “but how about some bold leadership action?” Around the same time at Fox News, one of Roger Ailes’s deputies was sending a very different message.

According to sources, David Clark, the executive producer in charge of Fox’s weekend coverage, gave producers instructions not to talk about gun-control policy on air. “This network is not going there,” Clark wrote one producer on Saturday night, according to a source with knowledge of the exchange. The directive created a rift inside the network.

Meanwhile, the NRA has made a bold and very courageous decision to take down its Facebook page and go silent on Twitter.

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