Rupert Murdoch and the “Jewish Owned Press”

So, we all collectively know Rupert Murdoch is The Worst, right? No surprises there?

OK, great. Now that we’re on the same page…

If  you hadn’t heard, Murdoch sent out a tweet (wait, he knows what Twitter is and still has the strength in his hands talons to type?) pondering why the “Jewish owned press” was coming off as so anti-Israel in the midst of the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict. Here’s Murdoch’s (or his Romanian sex slave/intern’s) original Tweet:

I realize the irony of my decrying this tweet, as I am a journalist on a Jewish-owned website, but REALLY Rupert Murdoch? Many were as flabbergasted as I, so Murdoch bowed to the pressure and sent out this heartfelt apology:

Murdoch later called his tweet “awkward and inappropriate”. And THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID, RUPE.
Yeah, he’s old and gross.

What do you think?

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7 Responses

  1. Allison

    I think it’s beyond offensive — where to even start? As a Jew who does not support the policies of the Israeli government, I can explain something simple: a government that restricts the movement, food, water, electricity and self-determination of people it confines within a ghetto reminds us of policies inflicted upon our relatives.

    The takeaway from the mass torture and murder of our relatives wasn’t to take fanatical interest in the suffering of our own particular tribe. It was to recognize when any group, including ours, experiences that kind of suffering and to intervene to end it, because too few people took used their power to save us when they had that opportunity.

    I don’t need a known anti-Semite telling me how to define “anti-Israel.” If you’re truly pro-Israel, you would want to reverse the course pushing Israel further toward a travesty.

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  2. erica

    Why does it supposedly give more leverage to peoples comments when say they are Jewish as they trash Israel?
    I loooove Israel, want to roll it in a pita and eat it love it. So effin stupid to say lies about it like ghetto. Check a map mate!

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  3. McQueen

    If he’s talking about the New York Times there is no doubt that he is correct, though his phrasing was unfortunate (because it sounds like he’s saying the press in general is Jewish-owned).

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  4. Mrs. Lee

    The only reason the “Palestinians” are still in the land of Israel is because the are looked down upon by the, what, 23 Arab countries surrounding them. The Arab countries wouldn’t take in one single Palestinian when the League of Nations approved the State of Israel after the war. For crying out loud, in all of the planet Earth, all we can call our own is land about the size of Manhattan, and they still don’t want us to have that. I’m sorry, but no matter how hard they’ve tried over the millennium, we’re still here and we ain’t going anywhere! “They, mostly Iranians, want us to go to Alaska, I’ve read. The said there was lots of wide open space for us”. We are 0.002%, (I hope I’m correct with my zeros), and still we can’t just be like any other democracy on Earth. Oh, and Israel IS the only democracy in the entire Arab owned region. I know they’re jealous b/c we’ve turned a desert into an oasis, don’t practice man on boy rape constantly, “as punishment”, and are smarter than all of them put together – that fact I gather merely from the 129 to 7 Nobel Peace Prizes given out since the beginning. Rupert Murdoch is an anti-Semitic piece of pig vomit, and F%#k what comes out of his twitter feed. He was pointless as it was but after the editorial unholy errors perpetuated by his newspaper in England, he has shown his true colors to all who had not known of him and/or his business practices. My regret in life is that so far I haven’t been able to afford a trip there. I’ll be damned if I don’t get there before I die, though! :D Love to My Tribe!!!

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  5. kosherkingdom

    It’s fascinating how almost no one in the comments actually react to Rupert Murdoch and instead go off on an unrelated wankjob on the IDF. It’s ironic when people are a-okay with antisemites if these antisemites are in luv with Eretz Yisrael, whether for ‘we’ll need ‘em when the rapture comes’ or ‘it’s better if those Jews are over there and not near me’ reasons. Sad, really.

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