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Murdoch, Ailes Wanted Christie to Run

If Mitt Romney gets elected, it looks like the White House Correspondents’ Dinner might be a little awkward. Sources told The New York Times that News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch “really wanted” Chris Christie to run for president, rather than Romney. Murdoch has lately been critical or Romney, both in tweets this weekend and then one of his newspapers, The Wall Street Journal, printed a blistering editorial about Romney on Thursday. Murdoch—and Fox News chairman Roger Ailes—admires Christie’s tough-as-nails personality. Ailes has reportedly agrees with Murdoch that Romney’s campaign is being mishandled, and although Ailes is network is often called a shill for Republicans, the chairman apparently considers Romney too soft.

July 5, 2012 10:54 PM