(CNN) – After offering presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney the advice to "hire some real pros" Sunday, Rupert Murdoch followed up Monday, saying he was still in Romney's camp – and that he's been taking some heat over his original tweet.
Romney people upset at me! Of course I want him to win, save us from socialism, etc but should listen to good advice and get stuck in!— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) July 02, 2012
Romney people upset at me! Of course I want him to win, save us from socialism, etc but should listen to good advice and get stuck in!
On Sunday, Murdoch's campaign recommendation was candid:
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 01, 2012
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.
The message wasn't the first time Murdoch has used Twitter to offer sharp criticism of Romney. Last week he slammed the former Massachusetts governor and two-time presidential candidate for his immigration position.
When is Romney going to look like a challenger? Seems to play everything safe, make no news except burn off Hispanics.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) June 24, 2012
When is Romney going to look like a challenger? Seems to play everything safe, make no news except burn off Hispanics.
On Monday, Romney's campaign strategist Eric Fehrnstrom responded to Murdoch's tweets on MSNBC.
"We're happy with the team that we have," Fehrnstrom said. "We're happy with the state of the race. I can't respond to every tweet that Mr. Murdoch sends out, but we like the way things are."
Murdoch's conglomerate, News Corp., owns media properties across the globe, including the Wall Street Journal and Fox News Channel in the United States. In Britain, his newspaper empire includes The Sun and the Sunday Times. In 2011 and 2012, Murdoch has been embroiled in a scandal involving alleged phone hacking at some of his newspaper holdings.
While some of Murdoch's media titles - including Fox News and the New York Post - carry known conservative leanings editorially, the man himself has been known to support candidates of both parties. In 2006, he was reported to have held a fund-raiser for then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, and in 2008, he called then-candidate Barack Obama a "rock star" and praised his education plan. In 2010, News Corp. gave a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association.
Murdoch, a native of Australia and a naturalized American citizen, is a regular tweeter, sending several messages per week and responding to his followers when they write to him with questions.
Aside from his candid thoughts on Romney, Murdoch also weighed in on this week's bombshell celebrity headline.
"Scientology back in news. Very weird cult, but big, big money involved with Tom Cruise either number two or three in hierarchy," Murdoch wrote.
Perfect match; Mudoch and Mitt, two people who only care about the money and the hell with the 99.5!
Might as well throw mittwitts other good buddy trump in there too!
"Save us from socialism" HAH! Here's a list of "socialist" programs I'd like people to consider doing without:
Police/Fire/EMT personnel; military; border patrol; Social Security; Medicare; libraries; bridges; airports; interstate highway system; water treatment facilities; Internet (basic research and implementation funded by the federal gov); rural electrification; dams; port authorities; public schools and universities; Centers for Disease Control; court system; jails; etc., etc., etc., etc.
Bingo. Plus next time a red state gets slapped by mother nature, I'd say they're on their own...no disaster relief.
When he dies, Fox News will be owned and operated by China because his wife Wendy won't need the disfunctional nuts working there now, they'll all be looking for a job.
Mitt and Murdoch, two corrupt peas in a pod
This is just what Mitt Romney needs, a felon endorsing him for the office of president. I believe Richard Nixon left office in disgrace after getting involved with folks who liked to "wire-tap" "bug" "break-in" "steal" and "slander" all in the name if liberty and justice for all. Murdoch would be the last person I would want my name associated with, but then the GOP might be telling Romney that he needs to stoop real low and possibly crawl in the mud with the like of Murdoch if he wants to get elected. Only in American Politics, or the UK, could a marriage like this be made into a reality television series: The RM-MR // Tricky-Dick Hour.
See, even the totally undeserving like Murdoch get to become citizens!
I think Rupert is still listening to crazy Glenn Beck. Fox foreign owned media with a hint of Saudi never did represent American ideals.
I think Murdoch might be a little more interested in being saved from the criminal indictments that will be handed down in the United States for Newscorps criminal hacking, bribery and surveillance activities parallel to those in the UK. Mittens is a man (of sorts) with whom Murdoch can deal.
Rupert voting this fall? From abroad? I sure hope so, since Mittens will need all the help he can get.
Oh brother! Just when I thought it couldn't get any funnier.
I heard that Syrian president Al Assad has also endorsed Romney – they say the GOP has similar values to those of the Syrian regime
Fehrnstrom was on The Daily Rundown this a.m. and the guy was/is totally clueless. He couldn't answer a single question without agreeing with the president. Willard and his entire staff lack vision, ideas or solutions to move this country forward and should just go away and quit pretending with this fake campaign. IF they continue Willard will be slaughtered in the debates and they know it but they, just like Willard, are too stupid to realize they are a laughing stock and I intend to keep right on laughing until they are FINISHED.
for rommey to win, he needs FERRIS BUELLER for VP or hell just let FERRIS do both jobs
Definition of Insanity: Voting for Obama again and this time expecting a different result.
You all are clueless and don't understand just what the hell is a stake in this election. Only Romney can save you from the ruin that is headed our way.
I am waiting to hear what Sarah Palin thinks of this. Then Mitt will know what to do.
Old Rupert sounds like a typical republican. Want Romney to win only because they hate Obama. It has nothing to do with getting America back on track. It is all about the destruction of the middle and lower classes. I'm glad I made a fortune during the Clinton years.
Ask Roger Ailes what Mitt should do. That's what will happen.
Quite a strong list of supporters there for Mitt: Murdoch, Ailes, Trump, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin...
A billionaire foriegner endorsing Mitt, he must be the right person for America!
GOP = TAP!
This is the TAKE AWAY PARTY! IF a woman has the right to equal pay, they will take it AWAY! IF you have the right to sue for discrimination in state or federal court, they will take it AWAY! IF you have the right to SS, Medicare, Medicaid, they wil attempt to take it AWAY! IF you have the right to purchase anything, without a MANDATORY ARBITRATION CLAUSE being hidden in it – they own the Arbiters' – they will take it AWAY! IF you have the right to Affordable Health Care, ACA, they will take it AWAY!
Yes, I can see why they are such a popular Party...
Ben Laden endorsed Mitt ..ooops to late.
Why should he care? Is he an American citizen? Why do we let let him influence our elections to such an extent? Are too many of us really that stupid?
Murdoch has a 24/7 political endorsement TV station dedicated to the overthrow of the American way of life. YES, things were better in this country before the corporate take over of our government by the conservatives and the Fox propaganda machine.
Why would these two meet in the first place? The fact that these two talked is bad new news and a big warning sign. Murdoch's "methods" are as trashy as all the "news" produced in his evil empire. Romney associates with sleaze and that defines him also.
All the Megalomaniacs have to stick together don’t you know...Rupert,Romney, Rove, and for certain, Trump -
He tweets as if people really give a crap about his opinion. He thinks the world is hanging on his every word. Then he tweets about Tom Cruise? LMAO!