[SLAP!] Thanks, Rupert, we needed that

[SLAP!] Thanks, Rupert, we needed that
: Rupert Murdoch says we Americans have an inferiority complex and should stop fretting about being liked. He doesn’t — and look where it got him. When Murdoch arrived in the U.S., he was villified as the grim reaper come to kill journalism. Friends of mine who went to work at the Sun-Times in Chicago after he bought it were treated like Tevye’s daughter after she married outside the faith: They were as good as dead. Well, Rupert still gets criticized and it still doesn’t bother him. He is the king of cable news. He is about to be the king of satellites. He has a hit network. He runs America’s most entertaining paper. Maybe we should take his advice:

“We worry about what people think about us too much in this country. We have an inferiority complex, it seems,” Murdoch said at the Milken Institute Global Conference. “I think what’s important is that the world respects us, much more important than they love us.”

  • “I think what’s important is that the world respects us, much more important than they love us,”
    Murdoch’s statement is correct however the U.S. Administration seems blind to the fact that neither respect nor love will come out of this mess or intrusive U.S. foreign policy in general.

  • Theresa

    I am sick and tired of hearing about all the polls taken around the world asking if people like the US of A. I would like to see a poll in the US asking Americans what they think about the rest of the world. I imagine it wouldn’t be pretty. Mr. Murdoch is correct. We shouldn’t care what the world thinks. I personally don’t give a rat’s ass if the world likes us or respects us. The best revenge is living well!!! God Bless America, our troops, and Mr. Bush.

  • Yes, we should really listen to the man who brought us the modern day equivalent of “Pravda”. Indeed.

  • Oh you. You will have your little jokes, Oliver!

  • “Returning to the question of being feared or loved, I come to the conclusion that, men loving according to their own will and fearing according to that of the prince, a wise prince should establish himself on that which is in his own control and not in that of others” — Niccol