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Media mogul Rupert Murdoch tweeted Wednesday that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson could be a "real black President." Reuters
By Jackie Salo
October 07 2015
Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch tweeted Wednesday that Ben Carson would be a "real black President," and urged his followers to read the New York magazine article that addressed minority community disappointment with President Barack Obama. Critics slammed Murdoch for assuming he could speak to the authenticity of an African-American's identity.
Murdoch has been active on Twitter with commentary about the 2016 election, and Carson seems to have the Australian native's support. The media mogul has 630,000 Twitter followers.
In response, New Republic Editor Jeet Heer tweeted, "I guess the +90% of American Americans who voted for Obama don't realize he's a fake black man. Thankfully we have Rupert Murdoch."
Murdoch has made no secret of his dislike of Obama. In 2012, he suggested American voters see the anti-Barack Obama documentary "2016: Obama's America." "Just saw 2016. Truly scary if no answer. Every voter should see and decide for self what future they want for America," Murdoch tweeted.
Wednesday was not the first time Murdoch took to Twitter to champion Carson. "Everywhere pundits keep underestimating Ben Carson," he tweeted Friday. "But public understand humility as admirable, listen to the multi-faceted strong message."