Rupe Disses 'in-the-Dark' Blind NY Gov

Murdoch: Paterson 'doesn't really know what's going on'
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2009 6:54 AM CST
New York Gov. David Paterson meets with reporters in his office at the Capitol in Albany, NY, on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009.   (AP Photo/Tim Roske)
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(Newser) – Continuing his streak of casually slamming black Democrats, Rupert Murdoch yesterday said New York's blind governor, David Paterson, "can't read braille and doesn't really know what's going on." Murdoch's comments about Paterson, coming a week after he agreed with Glenn Beck that President Obama is a racist, support Michael Wolff's claim on Newser that Murdoch PR chief Gary Ginsburg has ditched his post, leaving Murdoch unscripted and drifting into dangerous territory, the HuffPo reports.

At a Wall Street Journal-sponsored conference of CEOs, Murdoch decried the state of New York politics, saying, "The congress there, the state assembly and the senate, are totally incompetent. With a governor who's a very nice, honest man who's blind and can't read braille and doesn't really know what's going on. It's not a joke, it's a tragedy we're facing at the moment."