Rupert Murdoch: Ben Carson Would Be A ‘Real Black President’; Twitter Blows Up

8 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Rupert Murdoch Garners Social Media Outrage Over ‘Real Black President’ Tweet.

You be the judge. When you’re busy running world’s second-largest media conglomerate, rummaging through the private lives of celebrities, and accusing an entire religion of violence, it’s hard to remember exactly who is the sitting president of the United States, or, for that matter, what he looks like.

21st Century Fox head Rupert Murdoch promoted a Ben Carson interview on Fox News on Wednesday by suggesting he is more black than President Barack Obama.NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Rupert Murdoch, one of the world’s most powerful media moguls, posted a tweet Wednesday night that seemingly questioned whether President Obama is a “real black president.” Murdoch’s use of the word “real” flabbergasted many online onlookers, some of whom concluded that the media mogul was questioning Obama’s race and identity.

“Ben and Candy Carson terrific,” the 21st Century Fox president wrote of the Republican candidate and his wife. “What about a real black President who can properly addres the racial divide? And much else.” On Oct. 2, Murdoch said pundits were “underestimating” Carson, writing, “[the] public understand humility as admirable, listen to the multi-faceted strong message.” On Wednesday, the News Corp founder followed up his inflammatory remark by directing readers toward a New York Magazine article he said illustrated “minority community disappointment” with the president. Murdoch likely meant a report which featured prominent personalities like Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, former CNN host Van Jones and other discussing the African-American community’s perspective on Obama’s presidency.

However the two camps had recently reached a detente after a telephone conversation between Trump and Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. “I guess the +90% of American Americans who voted for Obama don’t realize he’s a fake black man.

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