Clearly, Rupert Murdoch is an evil genius

We asked if that was the case in Think Again: Rupert Murdoch in the Jan/Feb issue of FP, and it looks like we have our answer. Our friends at Murdoch's magazine, the Weekly Standard, have done a hilarious send-up of the latest cover of FOREIGN POLICY. The favorite among staffers here is certainly "Was O.J. Good For Football? Yes: Ray Lewis; No: Eugene 'Big Daddy' Lipscomb".

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Hindu holy men: the Ganges is too dirty

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Thousands of Hindu holy men are threatening to boycott the Hindu festival of Purna Kumbh Mela on the grounds that the Ganges, India's holiest river, is too polluted to wash away the sins of the millions of pilgrims who visit during the celebration. The seven-week festival is expected to draw 70 million people to the banks of the Ganges. Indian government officials, under pressure from the holy men, are offering to pump in fresh water.