Rupert Murdoch apologizes for "Jewish owned" media tweet

UPDATED: The pro-Israel Fox News mogul offends, then walks back his controversial comments

By Natasha Lennard
Published November 18, 2012 10:39PM (UTC)
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UPDATED below.

Late Saturday, Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter to complain about the U.S. media's treatment of the ongoing Gaza crisis. Displaying his typically staunch pro-Israel stance, Murdoch also managed to play on an anti-Semitic trope with this tweet:

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As the HuffPo noted, reaction on Twitter was swift, shocked and angry.

Mother Jones' Adam Serwer tweeted:

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While the New Yorker political reporter Ryan Lizza opted for:

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UPDATE: Murdoch issued a Twitter non-apology Sunday for his "Jewish owned" comment. He clarifies that he was not talking about Jewish reporters -- as if this had been the main problem with his original tweet:

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Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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