Skip to comments.Murdoch Apologizes for 'Jewish-Owned Media' Tweet
Posted on 11/19/2012 2:45:54 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Founder and chief executive of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch, apologized for posting a message on Twitter slamming the "Jewish owned press" for its anti Israel coverage of the Gaza conflict.
Murdoch reportedly received angry responses to his tweet, which asked: "Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?"
"Middle East ready to boil over any day. Israel position precarious. Meanwhile watch CNN and AP bias to point of embarrassment," Murdoch wrote in a second tweet in support of the Jewish state.
Due to negative backlash, the media mogul tweeted an apology ...
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If you consider what he said, it sounds like a PRO-Semitic comment to me. Which evidently angered all those liberal, self-hating, anti-semitic Jews.
We have many Jewish friends. None of them support Israel in the middle east and it puzzles us because we (Wife and I) support Israel. No one ever explains it, either. They change the subject.
The apology should have said something like: “I’m sorry that media outlets owned by self-loathing Jews, are so anti-Israel”.
We have a name for people like that, they are called “Self hating Jews” Jews who hate their own faith..I have family in Israel, having to hide in bunkers because these terrorist scum keep on throwing rocket after rocket at them
Well, Rupert, I liked it.
Followed by a list of the outlets to which he was referring in order of egregiosity, the NYT topping it.
I remain unconvinced that Jews own the media.
Now, lets say I’m wrong. What would that indicate other than that they were smart business people, had applied themselves, and done exactly what we want people to do in our society.
The whole premise is a loser argument from a-z.
I’m not talking about the forum here, but do we as a people believe in free enterprise or not? Murdock should. He’s been exercising that right for decades.
When I was younger, I never owned my part-Irish heritage because of the terrorist fighting in Northern Ireland. I didn't know enough about the issues to understand what was going on, so I disavowed the whole thing. Perhaps many American Jews are the same way -- they are ethnically Jews, but do not practice the Jewish religion and do not feel any obligation to be stereotyped into taking sides into a war zone. I'm not saying this is good or bad; just sayin.'
I thought the Times was owned by an Episcopalian.
I thought the Jesuits owned them, and the Jews were their front men.....
You have superbly stated his case. This is the first I’ve read about his tweet, but I know precisely what he meant and I concur. The NYT is a sterling example.
Those people make me sick. They're almost always truly obnoxious, just like all godless haters.
Creepy Pinch was raised as an Episcopalian not as a Jew.
what’s black is white and what’s white is black.....
..some bowed to Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image, some chose the fiery furnace—you decide who was the true children of Israel...
It’s the Freemasons, I tells ya...
You see many of them, like Roseanne Barr and others who despise their own religion..if they actually went to Israel and lived life under constant rocket fire and being surrounded by countries who want them dead maybe they would think differently..these are the same Jews who vote Democrat because they could give a rats behind about Israel..the same ones who can witness the DNC boo Israel and not even care
Rupert just smacked down the JINO population. haha! They had it coming.
He didn’t say that Jews own the media. He was appalled that the Jewish-owned media outlets, and there are many, are so pathologically anti-Israel. I concur, and that is no reflection whatever on free enterprise. They are free to make asses of themselves, and Rupert and I are free to wonder at the phenomenon. But I wonder if a look at SEC filings might reveal a major shareholder in some of those outlets, such as the Saudis.
This could be attributable to Murdoch or just to poor reporting, or even a lack of attention on my part, but I think he should be very clear when making statements along the lines of, “Why is Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?”
Is he only talking about a segment? Is he accepting a premise within this comment? Did I make a mistake of thinking he was referencing the press at large?
I’m willing to accept that I may have misinterpreted his intent.
I do accept that some media outlets are owned by people with Jewish ancestry. I do see a sad lack of understanding on their part, when it comes to what is best for Israel.
There are people out there who think ‘the Jews’ own everything and are gaming U. S. Citizens. I do view that premise in a very negative light. That probably did play into my response.
I may have been a little unfair to Murdock. It wasn’t intentional. In my instincts to be protective of certain people, there are times when I’m going to react to something seeing it as more improper than it was. This is probably an instance where I did.
Murdock and I do share the opinion that Israel does not get the support it should from certain segments of the U. S. populace.
I do not see the U. S. press owned by ‘the Jews’.
Thanks for the response.
No mention of Murdoch’s anti-Israel publications/broadcasts in the UK.
American Jews stand by Israel
What the British Jews think of Israel’s war
I have been watching and reading local news outlets in Florida for MANY years, and though I don’t know that the OWNERS or their families are Jewish, I DO know that many of the “decision” makers in the editorial side are Jewish.
Doesn’t matter: they often report the anti-Jewish nonsense...to a point of making me sick to my stomach.
I haven’t heard ONE report, for instance, in the Miami media (Miami has a sizable Jewish population) about the current Middle East situation that takes Obama to task for not siding strongly with Israel OR one that points out that Hamas puts bomb making factories and rocket launchers near playgrounds and mosques.
I DO hear on Miami media a lot about how Israel has killed “x” number of children.
Again, not saying the owners of these media outlets are Jewish (some are publicly traded companies, for instance), but MANY of these media facilities have Jewish managers and bosses...people who OUGHT to know better.
Their God is Marx.
Irrelevant. He’s not Jewish, just an opportunistic business man. The NY Post is his, and is strongly pro-Israel, but so is his readership in NY. I could imagine him running anti-Israel publications where the readership is anti-Israel. People don’t want to be convinced, or to hear dissenting views. They want to have their own views confirmed. Rupert wants to sell papers, so he can charge high rates for ads.
But for that reason alone, he can tweet his astonishment that Jewish-owned or run outlets do not show awareness of such pragmatic considerations. They are anti-Israel with all their hearts, regardless of their readership’s/
Our Jewish friends that either don't support Israel at all or it's so weak as to be non-existent.
Jewish friends and acquaintances consider me radical, like "ultra-conservative" Jews in Israel and think I'm only supporting Israel because I want to convert Jews!
Of course, those Jews of whom I speak, know nothing about their heritage and certainly understand nothing at all about their religion!
Murdoch is a major media baron, and he’s not Jewish. Murdoch knows better than almost anyone that not all U.S. media are owned or controlled by Jews. When he talks about “Jewish-owned press” — he’s talking about particular media outlets, which happen to be owned by Jews.
The notion that U.S. media is controlled by Jews is widespread — and that’s what the critics, and the article writer were implying Murdoch meant. That’s left Murdoch apologizing, not for what he actually said; but for what his critics inferred from what they thought they heard him saying.
I think that’s a good assessment.
I know the media dislikes the guy, and it’s reasoned to believe they aren’t going to give the guy an honest hearing.
Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand and Roseanne Barr is good example of obnoxious. We have those too, and they’re called CINOS (Catholics in name only) and they’re obnoxious too: Nancy Pelosi, Senator Leahy, Joe Biden etc., all of whom stand by the Marxist and Planned Parenthood in their unconscionable infanticide, completely against the Church.
They’re likely without conscience and soul.
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