New York magazine writer Frank Rich explained Wednesday on MSNBC why Americans were still “in denial” about News Corporation owner Rupert Murdoch.

“What happened in England isn’t going to stay in England,” he said. “We, over 35 years, have become immured to the Murdoch way of doing business, which includes putting people like Sarah Palin — who potentially could be President of the United States — and some of her rivals on the payroll.”

“Places like MSBNC may have a certain kind of politics… but to actually have four presidential candidates on the payroll and to be so imminently involved in with figures like Bernie Kerikand Rudy Giuliani through the years — we don’t know where all the bodies are buried.”

Monday on CNN, Rich described Murdoch and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly as “thugs.”

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