“Real Black President”

Yesterday, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch sparked some drama when he tweeted that Ben Carson would be a “real black president who can properly address the racial divide.” Apparently, it caused a lot of drama. Fortunately, less than 12 hours later, Murdoch issued an apology on twitter.

“Apologies! No offence meant! Personally find both men charming.”

Okay, so what’s the big deal? He tweeted something that I’m not sure he knew sounded offensive. Nobody may ever really know what he meant by the original tweet.

The main quarrel I have with this is that Rupert Murdoch made headlines over a semi-controversial tweet that could possibly have been about Barack Obama. See the gray area?

What was the “new age of social media” is now starting to become quite old news, but old men like Murdoch are still more than likely struggling with the medium of communication. The news took a tweet from an old man and turned it against him to possibly be an Obama hater. I feel bad for Murdoch, but I also feel bad for those media outlets that took advantage of Murdoch.

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