Media mogul Rupert Murdoch blamed some of New York's troubles on Gov. David Paterson's blindness, which the Australian billionaire claims makes it hard for Paterson to "really know what's going on."

While listing some of the problems facing the state at a Wall Street Journal CEO conference on Monday, Murdoch — who owns the New York Post, the Wall Street Journal and Fox News among other media outlets — said: "The Senate, the State Assembly, totally incompetent, with a governor, who's a very nice and honest man, who can't, who's blind, who can't read Braille and doesn't really know what's going on."

Ironically, Murdoch made the statement in response to a prompt about the lack of civility in political discourse, according to NY1. Paterson's office refused to comment on the statements, which came to light amidst the Governor's recent attack against local media for sensationalizing his disagreement with President Obama about trying suspected terrorists in New York City.