1. 2012

    Rick Perry Dines With Murdoch

    Ruppert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corporation, attends the e-G8 meeting gathering Internet and information technologies leaders and experts at the Tuileries gardens in Paris on May 24, 2011. The heads of virtual giants Facebook, Google, and eBay were invited to meet to formulate proposals on the future on the Internet ahead of the G8 summit in France. AFP PHOTO POOL / LIONEL BONAVENTURE (Photo credit should read LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The phone-hacking scandal apparently hasn’t touched Rupert Murdoch’s status as Republican kingmaker. Rick Perry dined with Murdoch Tuesday at The Post House, a Manhattan steakhouse famous for its $49.50 beef Wellington. The men are less close than Murdoch is with some of the other Republican candidates, many of whom have been paid by his Fox News Channel. It was just their second meal together, although News Corporation donated $1 million last year to the Republican Governors Association while Perry was its chair.

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