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How Rupert Murdoch quietly helped Mike Johnson survive Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ouster attempt

Posted on AllSides May 9th, 2024
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Politics, US House, Rupert Murdoch, Mike Johnson, Majorie Taylor Greene
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Rupert Murdoch might not be flexing for the cameras, but he did just quietly demonstrate the power he still wields inside the Republican Party.

The right-wing media mogul’s empire — which includes Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Post — not-so-subtly backed Mike Johnson as Marjorie Taylor Greene waged an all-out assault against the House Speaker over his decision to pass an aid package for Ukraine. Murdoch’s powerful collection of outlets not only voiced support for Johnson, but leveled scathing attacks on Greene, with the Post even going as far as to blast her as “MOSCOW MARJORIE”...

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