Op-Eds For The iPad

Gabriel Sherman takes stock of the future opinion pages of Rupert Murdoch's new iPad-only newspaper:

In stark contrast to those of Murdoch’s existing American papers, The Daily’s politics will be centrist and pragmaticBloobergian, if you preferaccording to people close to the project. ... If you know his record, it’s not surprising that Murdoch would be this ideologically pliant. Throughout his career, he has moved to align his media interests with the shifting winds; in the U.K., for example, his papers took a favorable view of Margaret Thatcher, then pivoted to do the same for Tony Blair. Yes, this is the same Rupert Murdoch who gave $1 million to the Republican Governors Association and has Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck on the payroll. But he’s sinking at least $30 million into The Daily, and he’s a businessman first.