1. 400-Pound Woman on Welfare
How did fat lady who fell thru street get to 400 lbs?Welfare, stamps, etc?Then leave us all with 20yrs immense health bills.— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) January 15, 2013
At least Murdoch reads his own papers, right? Murdoch picked this story up from a two-day old copy of the New York Post, one of News Corp.’s holdings, about a 400-pound woman who fell through a New York City sidewalk. The problem? According the article, the woman is a social worker and there is no mention of her being on welfare or food stamps. Murdoch semi-apologized, tweeting later that he “did not mean to be unsympathetic to 400 lb lady.” That didn’t seem to be the problem, but thanks for the clarification, Rupert.
Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti- Israel in every crisis?— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) November 18, 2012
This Murdoch gem was tweeted Nov. 17 as Israel clashed with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
Told UK's Cameron receiving scumbag celebrities pushing for even more privacy laws.Trust the toffs!Transparency under attack. Bad.— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) October 13, 2012
Murdoch later tweeted that he wasn’t referring to “any particular people” when he fired off this message in mid-October. Singer Charlotte Church, actor Hugh Grant, and television personality Jacqui Hames were the three celebrities who had visited with British Prime Minister David Cameron to talk about reforming media laws.
Scientology back in news.Very weird cult, but big, big money involved with Tom Cruise either number two or three in hiearchy.— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) July 1, 2012
There’s nothing quite like watching one of the world’s most openly disliked media figures weigh in on a celebrity scandal. Murdoch seemingly could not contain himself when news broke this summer that Katie Holmes had filed for divorce from Tom Cruise. His cribbed-from-Wikipedia-style tweets about Scientology were particularly noninstructive.
Can't Obama stop his friends in Egypt shelling Israel?— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) November 17, 2012
This tweet was another Murdoch contribution as the situation in Gaza worsened. He was seemingly referring to the government put in place after dictator Hosni Mubarak was ousted during the Arab Spring, a move the White House supported.
6. Mitt Romney
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
7. Rick Santorum
Can't resist this tweet, but all Iowans think about Rick Santorum.Only candidate with genuine big vision for country.— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) January 3, 2012
Rupert posted this tweet favorable to Republican candidate Rick Santorum in January. Precisely how he knew that Santorum was on all Iowans’ minds, or why he could not resist sending the tweet, Murdoch did not divulge.
Happy 2012. May itbe better than all experts predict.Has to be!Must change everything to create jobs for all, especiallyyoung— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) January 1, 2012
One of his earliest, Murdoch rang in the new year with this message.