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Rupert Murdoch: 'Doubtful' That Romney Will Beat Obama In 2012 Election

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Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter on Sunday to weigh in on the U.S. presidential election.

"Met Romney last week. Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful," he wrote.

He added: "US election is referendum on Obama, all else pretty minor."

This is just the latest in a series of anti-Romney tweets. Last week, the News Corp CEO wrote that Romney "Seems to play everything safe, make no news except burn off Hispanics."

Murdoch's criticism may come as a surprise to those who watch and follow Fox News (which Murdoch owns). The network has offered generally positive coverage of the GOP candidate. Earlier this year, Romney told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham that Fox has given his campaign "good, fair play." Even Newt Gingrich complained that "Fox has been for Romney all the way through."

Murdoch also sounded off on the news that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are divorcing.

"Scientology back in news. Very weird cult, but big, big money involved with Tom Cruise either number two or three in hiearchy," he said. "Watch Katie Holmes and Scientology story develop. Something creepy, maybe even evil, about these people."

Apparently, the tweet elicited a flood of responses. Murdoch later wrote, "Since Scientology tweet hundreds of attacks. Expect they will increase and get worse and maybe threatening. Still stick to my story."

One person reacted by asking Murdoch for his opinion on Mormons. "Mormonism a mystery to me, but Mormons certainly not evil," Murdoch replied.

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