Politics

Obama cites News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch in immigration speech

Matthew Boyle Investigative Reporter

President Barack Obama dragged News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch’s previous comments into his El Paso speech in order to bolster his case.

“One CEO had this to say about reform. ‘American ingenuity is a product of the openness and diversity of this society… Immigrants have made America great as the world leader in business, science, higher education and innovation.’ That’s Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News, and an immigrant himself,” Obama said. “I don’t know if you’re familiar with his views, but let’s just say he doesn’t have an Obama bumper sticker on his car.”

Obama may have taken Murdoch’s comments a bit out of context, though. Murdoch legally immigrated to the United States and acquired U.S. citizenship in 1985. The immigrants Obama was trying to help with his “comprehensive immigration reform” are in the U.S. illegally.