Rupe to the Rescue

Word that Rupert Murdoch is replacing his own flesh and blood as publisher of the New York Post will doubtless spawn numerous stories on the palace intrigues inside the Murdochian empire. New York Observer But it goes to show that the Australian media magnate has a soft spot for the money-losing tabloid that is the guilty-pleasure read for many upscale Manhattanites and that, most importantly, allows him to make mischief in America's biggest media market.

Post employees, however, may hope that Rupe doesn't get too hands-on in his new role. Remember this report that the great man himself was the source of the Post's embarassingly wrong "scoop" that John Kerry was going to select Dick Gephardt as his veep last year. "Scoop" Murdoch
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