Rupert Murdoch Makes an Awkward Phone Call to Albany

91274786 2 Rupert Murdoch Makes an Awkward Phone Call to AlbanyAround noon today, News Corp. chair Rupert Murdoch called Governor David Paterson in Albany to apologize for a rather damning remark he made about the governor earlier this week, according to the Daily News.

At Monday’s Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council, Rupert Murdoch responded to a question about the infantile state of political discourse by saying, in part: “The Governor is a very nice and honest man who’s blind and can’t read Braille and doesn’t really know what’s going on.”

A source close to Mr. Paterson–who yesterday criticized the media for being too sensational in its coverage of him–told the Daily News that the governor was willing to consider it a “random misstatement.”