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MURDOCH ATTACKS “JEWISH-OWNED PRESS” — THEN APOLOGIZES

November 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rupert Murdoch on Sunday apologized “unreservedly” for a tweet in which he condemned what he claimed was biased reporting by the “Jewish-owned press” about the current Gaza conflict. “Why is Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?” he had tweeted earlier in the day. In another tweet he remarked, “Watch CNN and AP bias to point of embarrassment.” His remarks received scornful reaction from many journalists. TheDailyBeast.com’s Pete Beinhart wrote: “Murdoch’s tweet is more than just dumb. It’s also offensive, both to journalists and Jews.” Murdoch later tweeted that he did not intend to “link” his remarks to journalists. “Don’t see this,” he said, “but apologize unreservedly.” Meanwhile, British filmmaker Harry Fear tweeted that Israeli agents were phoning reporters “threatening to flatten their buildings to the ground unless they evacuate.” On CNN Sunday night, Anderson Cooper, who is reporting from Gaza, appeared to duck when a large explosion occurred close to his position.