Rupert Murdoch tweets all kinds of crazy over flight MH370 disappearance – The Guardian

Since it came into being more than 800 days ago, the Twitter account of the globe‘s most powerful media mogul has been the source of a range of emotions from anger, to hilarity, to downright confusion.

Need a Haiku to cheer you up? Murdoch’s your man:

Simplicity so much easier, and both more beautiful and stronger. Leads closer to fairness for all.

— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) September 29, 2013

Need a multiplicity of somewhat inane recommendations and promotions? Just give him a follow!

Have just. Read The Rational Optimist. Great book.

— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) December 31, 2011

I LOVE the film “we bought a zoo”, a great family movie. Very proud of fox team who made this great film.

— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 1, 2012

There’s the unexplained:

Great time in sea with young daughters, uboating.

— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) December 31, 2011

And the obligatory climate change knockdowns:

Has Cameron got no idea of effects of ever-rising power charges on masses? Lose election or stop windmill nonsense , start fracking now,

— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) October 21, 2013

Wild winter in US, UK, etc. no respectable evidence any of this man made climate change in spite of blindly ignorant politicians.

— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) February 18, 2014

He’s usually pretty vocal on the subject of the day:

How long will POTUS sit out the slaughter in Kiev? Tough, effective pressure possible. But no sign of anything. This is a big one.

— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) February 21, 2014

But then came the moment when jumping the gun became ‘catapulting
oneself over the nuclear arsenal’, as happened last week when Murdoch
decided to comment on the disappearance of flight MH370:

777crash confirms jihadists turning to make trouble for China. Chance for US to make common cause, befriend China while Russia bullies.

— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) March 9, 2014

Breaking that down into its constituent parts, we’ve gone from unconfirmed plane crash to assumed Islamic terrorism to opportunity for improved Sino-US relations to quick Putin put-down. In a succinct 135 characters. That’s quite a feat. And he didn’t stop there …

World seems transfixed by 777 disappearance. Maybe no crash but stolen, effectively hidden, perhaps in Northern Pakistan, like Bin Laden.

— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) March 15, 2014

You can see the cogs whirring right?

‘Plane disappeared in Asia? …’

‘What else disappeared in Asia? …’

‘Osama Bin Laden!’

*Issues tweet*

Undeterred, Murdoch issued a follow-up three minutes later. Who cares if very little has been confirmed by Malaysian authorities? Why let facts get in the way of a jihadist foreign policy mini-memo?

777. Still think this a reminder that US and China should be working more closely on Muslim extremist threat.

— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) March 15, 2014

Thanks Rupert.


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