Rob Beschizza at 2:50 pm Mon, Jan 2, 2012
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Update: Though the deletion was widely reported, the tweet is evidently still live.
wow, he needs Jesus.
He needs a kick in the ging gang goolies
He doesn’t hate everyone. See… “Good to see santorum surging in Iowa. Regardless of policies, all debates showed principles, consistency and humility like no other.” https://twitter.com/rupertmurdoch/status/153527584766967808
I like that he worked the phrase “santorum surging” into one of his tweets.
Maybe he’s referring to the number of days some people have been unemployed.
Maybe Rupert Murdoch has too many newspapers for someone can’t grammar.
Reading this tweet as “I’m still mad about the phone hacking thing”
Christ, what an asshole.
Doesn’t Murdoch employ professionals to populate his twitter feed? Or is there a meta fail thing going on here? Say stupid things for attention?
Maybe broke country is for having too many parasite plutocrat leeches.
Why don’t more Brits use their G5 to get to their holiday island vacation home? It is faster so there is more time for work!
I’m not sure why people are saying it’s been deleted. It’s right here still:
As is Wendi Deng’s “RUPERT!!! delete tweet!” reply, which is how I found it:
As an aside, I’m quite surprised that the Wendi Deng account has been marked as Verified. Huh!
I have a new idea for a book, “Shit Rupert Murdoch Says”.
Good one, but if just for one’s own sanity, the less attention paid to this miserable Professor Farnsworth lookalike and his minions, the better.
So I’ll just take the bare minimum, thank you, this one putrid tweet is my weekly dose.
Rupert Murdoch… doesn’t pay any taxes in the UK, and I don’t think he ever did. I don’t think he and his corporations pay much in the US, either. Perhaps if we stripped away his tax breaks, we wouldn’t be quite so broke.
Hey, he said “maybe.”
Who elected this jerk? Wait, you…you don’t get to decide that you hate being oppressed by misanthropic plutocrats? You just have to take your lumps or else people call you a socialist? That seems weird. Might makes right? I thought we were supposed to put an end to that, eh?
It’s also interesting that he thinks a country with one of the fewest statutory holidays has too many of ‘em.
Britain isn’t broke, but ironically the government doesn’t have enough money thanks to Murdoch.
Oh, what a hateful asshole lovable scamp!
Me like woopert he silly. No, not really.
I think that tweet is a perfect metaphor for all the turds in all the punchbowls that every one of his media outlets are.
Since the notoriously computer-illiterate 80 year-old Rupert Murdoch only sent his first email two years ago, some are suspecting the his new Twitter feed is actually being written by his 43 year-old wife, Wendi Deng, who joined Twitter on the same day as her husband. Deng’s first language is not English, which might explain the curious syntax of Rupert’s tweets.
What first language is then her of?
@ Lemoutan: Deng came to the U.S. in 1988, studied at Cal State Northrige and Yale, so a European like me would naively assume that the knowledge of the American language is, if not a prerequisite, then an ability you would have to aquire for successfully completing your studies…
Apparently, that’s not the case. On a side note, here in Europe we have recently copied the American higher educational system. (And, oh irony, the “reform” is called Bologna…)
Maybe Rupert Murdoch right?
Not much healthy debate here about what he said. We Brits do have far more holidays than people in the US, and you can’t argue that it doesn’t affect productivity.
Oops, I mean “HUR HUR STUPID MURDOCH, Y U H8 ORDANARY PPL U MILIONARE BASTARd”
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