(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.
I guess the question we should all be asking is, would Millie Dowler vote for Romney after he has been propped up by this shameless, octogenarian propagandist?
If there ever was a huge reason NOT to vote for Romney, this is it – an endorsement from Murdoch. Are we to believe that what is good for Murdoch is good for the average American? Hardly.
if anybody should NOT be putting labels on people it's Murdoch. Mitt is becoming more known by the company he keeps Murdoch and Trump, et al.
Save "us" from socialism? Who is "us", Rupy? Seems you have nothing to worry about with your worldly citizenry and billions. Get over yourself and pick a country to be in, reside in, support whole-heartedly.
Take a look at who is buying Robmey, or should I say "financing" Robmey:
Koch Brothers,Karl Rove, Donald Trump, Sheldon Adelson, Foster Freiss, Rupert Murdock, NASCAR and NFL Team Owners.
Robmey is going to have to answer to A LOT of people.
Who cares what the old geezer from across the pond says,so he's got money and influence. He's also probably got the walking farts
I am vehemently, undoubtedly voting for PRESIDENT OBAMA!! ~There are some creepy, scarey people on Mitt's team. "Birds of a feather flock together!" Rupert Murdock doesn't have a good reputation, and he's about to have a long record!
The old man should hide in a closet or go for a walk in the desert.
So now it's Scientology that's the cult, not Mormonism, eh? Is that little piece of news payback to Romney for bad-tweeting him?
What does he mean by "save us from socialism" ? Rupie isn't a real American, just a foreign influence with a citizenship manipulating the media to his own personal agenda.
How did Murdoch find out that the Romney people were "upset" with him? Why would they care what Murdoch, of all people, care about them? The Romney people better get it together.
Of all enterprises common to humanity there is none sought with such desire as that of power and greed. Those who would not promote such schemes by indentured servitude would be considered in time as social effluent and useful only for units of actuarial analysis.
Republikookoos. A Republican appointed, conservative Chief Justice upheld the law, and the GOP presidential nominee is the one who enacted the model for it in Massachusetts, including the mandate and the penalty-tax.
If Republicans would've claimed the ACA for themselves on day 1, they would win all the 2012 elections. Their current behavior and presidential nominee has them sinking like stones.
Core republican Value #8: If you disagree with a fellow republican, you must make him pay for it by ripping him to shreds. Leave the sharing of ideas / working together nonsense to the Democrats.
Willard and Rupert are Brothers from different mothers. Birds of a feather non-the-less!
First Trump,now Mr FoxLies. Mitt(I have nothing to offer)McCain is toast.
First a Trump endorsement, now Murdoch's. It's amazing that Romeny would want that kind of publicity. I won't touch the Scientology comment, talking about cults is now fair game?
There's most likely more to this story. Murdoch wanted something for his endorsement of Romney. Romney's camp did not give it to him and that's why this is coming out now.
This guy doesnt matter. Obama had a great opportunity to show all of us supporters that he can keep a promise. sadly he did not. I think we give romney a go.
Of course he wants him to win, so he can get another big fat tax break. To hell with the rest of you, eat cake!
Now that Murdoch has endorsed Willard does this mean Murdoch is no longer Jewish. Willard believes in the planet kolub as his heaven and that the American Indians are the 13 tribe of Israel which has been proven to be wrong. How do they reconcile this difference.
"Save us from socialism?" Murdoch isn't even an American!!!! I'm all for Mitt saving Australia from socialism, go Mitt go!
"Save us from socialism" As far as I can remember, he's not an American is he?
Hmm. Used to think that Murdoch was a smart GOPer. Don't like him, but thought that. But in light of his ignorant tweets, referring to the President as a "socialist", I guess we know where the ignorant propaganda springs from on FOX. I mean, I feel certain that Murdoch is not as dumb as the FOX rabble, and is just playing to that ignorance, using the term "socialism" when he know it is not accurate.