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Rupert Murdoch: Hillary Clinton 'Almost Fascist' In Her LGBT Advocacy

Rupert Murdoch: Hillary Clinton 'Almost Fascist' In Her LGBT Advocacy


The outgoing CEO of 21st Century Fox misquoted the Democratic front-runner in a series of tweets, claiming she had promised to 'outlaw free speech about LGBT.'

Rupert Murdoch used the words "almost fascist" to describe Hillary Clinton's recent remarks in support of antidiscrimination protections for LGBT Americans to his 581,000 followers on Twitter.

What was Murdoch getting at? That's not clear, although the reference to "HillaryNo" is his not very subtle way of opposing Clinton's presidential candidacy. In a campaign speech Saturday, Clinton declared:

"We should ban discrimination against LGBT Americans and their families so they can live, learn, marry, and work just like everybody else."

In the same address announcing she's running for the White House, Clinton hailed "business leaders who want higher pay for employees, equal pay for women, and no discrimination against the LGBT community either."

Since confirming she's running, Clinton has made her support for marriage equality central to her campaign. She has also condemned "religious freedom" laws in Arkansas and Indiana on the grounds that they provided a legal defense "beyond protecting religion" for business owners who discriminate against LGBT people. (The laws were amended after public outcry.)

In 2011, then-Secretary of State Clinton delivered a speech to the United Nations in which she said "gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights."

Murdoch plans to step down as CEO of the parent company of Fox News, 21st Century Fox, ceding the title to his son, James. He will remain executive chairman of the company as well as chairman of News Corp., parent company of The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

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