Major stink over Murdoch’s Israel tweet
November 20, 2012
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch stuck his foot in his mouth, or rather his foot in his keyboard, this being Twitter.
On Saturday, as violence continued to rock the Gaza strip, Murdoch sent out a tweet wondering, “Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti- Israel in every crisis?”
The push back was swift and furious. Twitter users as well as groups like the Anti-Defamation League criticized Murdoch for his words, and he took to Twitter again to offer a somewhat reticent apology.
“‘Jewish owned press’ have been sternly criticised, suggesting link to Jewish reporters. Don't see this, but apologise unreservedly,” he tweeted.
For a man whose company remains embroiled in scandal in the UK, where two of his newspapers are accused of phone hacking and bribery that led to the shutdown of the News of the World, the tweeted apology wasn’t enough.
Murdoch also wrote a letter to and called the ADL to apologize, calling his “tweet awkward and inappropriate.”
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