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Is Rupe now another village idiot in the News Ltd. stable?

It has always been a puzzle why anyone should be interested in the views of Rupert Murdoch, save that as far as politics go his newspapers - despite what he says - do take strong political stands reflecting the views of the "owner".    Of course News Limited is a public company, not the personal fiefdom of the Rupert Murdoch, but that doesn't seem to faze anyone.

Now Rupert shows himself to be like one of his high profile columnists, Andrew Bolt - often described as the village idiot.  

"In an interview on Sky News on Sunday, Mr Murdoch spoke candidly about climate change, Australia's political environment and its relationship with China.

He said climate change should be treated with ''much scepticism''.


Climate prevention: Australians should not be building windmills and "all that rubbish".


If the temperature rises 3C in 100 years, ''at the very most one of those [degrees] would be man-made,'' he said. ''If the sea level rises six inches, that's a big deal in the world, the Maldives might disappear or something, but OK, we can't mitigate that, we can't stop it, we have to stop building vast houses on seashores.


''We can be the low-cost energy country in the world. We shouldn't be building windmills and all that rubbish,'' he said."


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