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:
Need a multiplicity of somewhat inane recommendations and promotions? Just give him a follow!
There’s the unexplained:
And the obligatory climate change knockdowns:
He’s usually pretty vocal on the subject of the day:
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:
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 …
You can see the cogs whirring right?
‘Plane disappeared in Asia? …’
‘What else disappeared in Asia? …’
‘Osama Bin Laden!’
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?