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June 24, 2010

Boycott Fox News (?)

No, seriously.

Chief executives of several major corporations, including Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Disney and News Corp., are joining Mayor Michael Bloomberg to form a coalition advocating for immigration reform — including a path to legal status for all undocumented immigrants now in the United States.

The group includes several other big-city mayors and calls itself the Partnership for a New American Economy. It seeks to reframe immigration reform as the solution to repairing and stimulating the economy.

Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch, chairman and CEO of News Corp., appeared together Thursday on Fox News to discuss the effort.

Why single FoxNews out? Because it's one of the few actors here where a boycott would actually have a big influence.

My problem here is that Murdoch's behind the scenes influence -- money, mostly -- probably carries a lot more weight than his viewers' opposition to this, even if his news channel is friendly to that opposition. And I don't really want him carrying the flag for this.

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