A Day in the Tweeting Life of Rupert Murdoch
It all started with a simple tweet about the Romney tent:
Met Romney last week.Tough O Chicago pros will be hard to beat unless he drops old friends from team and hires some real pros. Doubtful.-- Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) July 1, 2012
After meeting the Presidential hopeful last week, presumably in a dark castle somewhere, Murdoch came to the conclusion that his team is worthless in comparison to Obama's, specifically on the issue of immigration. Along with Bloomberg and other business folk, Murdoch is all about the economic benefits of immigration. And, according to his tweet, he doesn't think the Republican candidate has his shit together. The inclusion of 'Doubtful' at the end has the "Pshhhh" tone to it, too, like a quote out of Mean Girls. With the head of conservative media not on your side, this spells trouble for Romney.
And then, in a complete 180, Murdoch turned his attention to the Holmes/Cruise debacle and its Scientology foundations - a beat Voice editor-in-chief, Tony Ortega, has been covering:
Watch Katie Holmes and Scientology story develop. Something creepy, maybe even evil, about these people.-- Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) July 1, 2012
Rupert Murdoch called the followers of Scientology creepy and evil. Enough said.
Expect the masses to swarm:
Since Scientology tweet hundreds of attacks.Expect they will increase and get worse and maybe threatening.Still stick to my story.— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) July 1, 2012
As per usual for anyone with over 10,000 tweeters following your every word, a controversial statement is going to cause some sort of blowback. But, also as per usual for Murdoch, he is unfazed by the attacks. And he vows to "stick to [his] story," which is just saying that Scientologists are evil and creepy.
Oh, Rupert. We love you.