Conservative Think-Tank Likes Murdoch, Koch

Rupert Murdoch, in the news at the moment for his unsolicited bid to buy Dow Jones, will be honored by the Manhattan Institute on May 8th with the group’s Alexander Hamilton Award.

“The Alexander Hamilton Award was created to celebrate New York and honor those individuals helping to foster the revitalization of our nation’s cities,” according to the website for the right-of-center think tank.

Also being honored at the MI event at Cirpriani that night will be Ed Koch, whose 1977 mayoral campaign got a major boost from Murdoch when his newspaper endorsed him in the Democratic primary.

The event will be open to the press but there will be no media availabilities, according to an MI spokeswoman.