11/21/2012 02:35 pm ET

Soledad O'Brien: Rupert Murdoch 'A Little Bit Off His Rocker' (VIDEO)

CNN had a bit of a go at Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday morning.

Soledad O'Brien's "Starting Point" panel was discussing Murdoch's infamous tweet about the "Jewish-owned press" (and his subsequent Anti Defamation League-endorsed apology for the tweet). O'Brien said she had been heretofore unaware of the colorful nature of Murdoch's 140-character musings.

"I don't follow him, but I'm going to start," she said, adding later, "He's a little bit off his rocker. It's awesome. I like that."

Dana Bash, who is Jewish, took a more provocative approach. After saying of the tweets, "Give us something that's not 100 or thousands of years old and just flat wrong," she said she wanted to address "the elephant in the room." She mentioned Murdoch's pro-Israel stance, and said he was reflecting his company's business imperatives.

"That is where his corporation and specifically the television station, Fox, tries to position itself ... as the place where people who are pro-Israel go," she said.

(h/t Mediaite)



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