They want candidates willing to do whatever it takes—no matter whose ideological ox is gored—to make the economic pain stop.
That seems to suggest that NewsCorp's standards are different when its own ox is gored.
Now a Boar spied him, and rushing at him, gored him with his yellow tusk.
Her tender side is gored; her spotless and snowy coat is deformed with blood.
One horse, gored by a bull, was killed on the spot, two men disabled by the fall.
"I thought we were going to be gored to death," she quavered.
It makes a heap of difference whose ox is gored, they tell us.
The tenant's ox was gored to death by a heifer belonging to the lawyer.
Why, during that Christmas drift, they fought and gored each other at every chance, but to-day they act like lost sheep.
Instead of three, you may have a plain five or seven gored skirt.
Old English gor "dirt, dung, filth, shit," a Germanic word (cf. Middle Dutch goor "filth, mud;" Old Norse gor "cud;" Old High German gor "animal dung"), of uncertain origin. Sense of "clotted blood" (especially shed in battle) developed by 1560s.
"triangular piece of ground," Old English gara, related to gar "spear" (see gar), on the notion of "triangularity." Hence also meanings "front of a skirt" (mid-13c.), and "triangular piece of cloth" (early 14c.).