I guess he thinks buying E* might fall under that heading. He may be right under the current circumstances. It is sad to think that such a deal would just be a ploy to keep Comcast away, given the incredible legal hurdles that they would have to go over. Think customer service is bad now? Just wait until the company is owned by someone who doesn't want it.
Rupert doesn't own the largest cable system in the US (although he does own the largest DBS system in the UK). The FCC would deny a merger of Comcast with Disney/Echostar just as they did with D* and E*, on the same grounds.