Rupert Murdoch Tweets About Jewish-Owned Newspapers, Israel

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Rupert Murdoch's latest bid at stirring up controversy on Twitter had the media world scratching its head Saturday night. As the Israel/Gaza conflict headed to a fifth day, the newspaper mogul expressed frustration at coverage of the crisis in characteristically incendiary style:


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Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti- Israel in every crisis?

It is unclear who the resolutely pro-Israel Murdoch was referring to, though earlier in the day he took issue with specific outlets:


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Middle East ready to boil over any day. Israel position precarious. Meanwhile watch CNN and AP bias to point of embarrassment.

Reaction to the "Jewish-owned" tweet was swift.

Media critic Jack Shafer tweeted: "Counting down until he deletes or revises."

New Yorker political reporter Ryan Lizza tweeted, simply, "Wow."

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