Post Slams Hillary in Backing Obama

Murdoch tabloid rails against 'Clinton co-presidency'
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2008 2:15 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks at the Georgia Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Atlanta, Ga., Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The New York Post today endorsed Barack Obama in Tuesday's Democratic primary, but devoted most of its space to railing against “the opportunistic, scandal-scarred, morally muddled” Clinton couple. Words like “thuggish,” “cynical,” and, of course, “triangulating,” flew in the right-wing tabloid. Only a few column inches were saved to argue that Obama, though short on “seasoning,” has “the ability to inspire.” 

Post owner Rupert Murdoch has “sucker-punched" Hillary Clinton, responds AOL blogger David Knowles. When the endorsement warns of “déjà vu all over again” in a Hillary White House—a rehash of all the scandals that engulfed Bill's tenure—the line “reads more like a threat than prophecy,” Knowles notes. This despite recent Murdoch-Clinton chumminess; he threw a fundraiser for her Senate re-election campaign in 2006. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)