Of Course Rupert Murdoch Wants Mitt Romney to Save Us from ‘Socialism, Etc.’

romneyrupert Of <em>Course</em> Rupert Murdoch Wants Mitt Romney to Save Us from Socialism, Etc.On Twitter, News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch publicly aired his concern that Governor Mitt Romney‘s presidential campaign isn’t tough enough to beat President Obama and save us from “socialism, etc.,” ruffling some feathers within the Fox News favorite’s camp. They can repent by reading the the Declaration of Independence aloud—at least once—on the Fourth of July. [Twitter]

The number of college-aged women reading Seventeen has somehow jumped 17 percent in the last five years, prompting the Hearst teen title to add a 40-page supplement to its August issue called “Seventeen College Style.” It features “campus fashions, creative ways to apply eye makeup for rush week events and affordable ways to decorate a dorm room and make it the ‘hangout, study haven, makeout spot of your dreams.’” So they already got the whole “what kids do in dorm rooms” thing wrong. [New York Times]

In response to The Atlantic‘s “women still can’t have it all” cover story, New York Times assistant managing editor for news Susan Chira explains how she does, and notes a promising uptick in Timesmen taking paternity leave. [New York Times]

NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus does not expect the London Olympics coverage to be necessarily profitable. [Los Angeles Times]

James Franco has a column in Playboy. [Gallerist]

American-born, high-ranking Al-Qaeda member and New Yorker profile subject Adam Gadhan may have written to reporter Raffi Khatchadourian and the magazine. [Gawker]

The New York Times won’t censor its new Chinese Language edition, says foreign editor Joseph Kahn, but might have to kiss access goodbye. [Foreign Policy]

This is terrible: 22-year-old AP intern Armando Montano of Colorado Springs, Colo., was found dead in an elevator shaft in Mexico City. [Washington Post]

Joe Williams, the Politico reporter whose left-leaning tweets came under scrutiny from conservative news outlets after he speculated that Mitt Romney was most comfortable around white people, will leave the D.C. outlet. But it sounds like he can still use founder John Harris as a reference. [Politico]

Yahoo! added three media execs: Rich Cusick, for entertainment and women’s lifestyles verticals; John Buchanan, for consumer marketing; and Scott Bushman, for Canada, Latin America and Hispanic markets. [Market Watch]