Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is under fire for weighing in on the violence cascading throughout the Middle East on his Twitter account, where he implied that President Obama should have more influence with the Egyptians he helped put into power.
“Can’t Obama stop his friends in Egypt shelling Israel?” the News Corp. chief wrote from his verified Twitter account.
Israel has been under attack from all sides for the past four days, facing hundreds of rockets from Gaza, skirmishes on the Syrian border, and now rockets from extremists in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula as well.
The Egyptian government was arguably the most significant transfer of power during the so-called “Arab Spring,” when President Obama supported what appeared to be the youth of Egypt calling for freedom from longtime leader Hosni Mubarak, but ended with Islamists controlling the government.
“I have no words. Just disgusting,” a Daily Kos article says of Murdoch’s “offensive” tweet.
Twitchy grabbed a number of other responses, most of which implied that Murdoch is “off his medication,” “drunk,” “evil,” or “dribbling in public.”
“Why aren’t you in jail yet?” one Twitter user asked.
But that’s not all Murdoch had to say.
“Middle East ready to boil over any day. Israel position precarious. Meanwhile watch CNN and AP bias to point of embarrassment,” he asserted.
As of this article’s publication, Murdoch’s most recent tweet reads: “Why Is Jewish owned press so consistently anti- Israel in every crisis?”
Recently re-elected, President Obama is currently traveling throughout Southeast Asia.