I nearly swooned, the shock of it all! (Emphasis mine.)
Asked if his News Corp. managed to shape the agenda on the war in Iraq, Murdoch said: “No, I don’t think so. We tried.” Asked by Rose for further comment, he said: “We basically supported the Bush policy in the Middle East?but we have been very critical of his execution.”
Funny, I don’t recall the definition of “news” as including “policy cheerleading”.