Murdoch's Insanely Racist Obama Comment

Rupert Murdoch, the 84-year-old white Australian billionaire who owns pretty much every awful major right-wing media outlet you can think of, is on Twitter. And he has a lot to say! Yesterday, for example, he sent a tweet in which he suggested that President Obama isn’t a “real black president” — not like Ben Carson would be, anyway. See for yourself below:


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As you might expect, Twitter was fast and furious in its negative response, suggesting that maybe an 84-year-old white Australian billionaire should not be deciding who is and isn’t “really black.” Murdoch’s response? To push the blame onto a New York Magazine article in which African-Americans leaders discussed Obama’s effectiveness for the black community.

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When that failed, Murdoch again took to Twitter today and apologized with a tweet pretending he had no idea his message might upset some people. For the record, CNN tried to clarify Murdoch’s statement but was told by a spokesperson for 21st Century Fox: “We don't comment on his tweets.” 

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