Billionaire media baron Rupert Murdoch, CEO of News Corporation, apologized “unreservedly” on Sunday for a comment he made criticizing “the Jewish owned press.”
Though Murdoch didn’t specify which media outlets he was talking about, he accused them of pitching an anti-Israeli framing of the conflict. “Why is the Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?” he asked on Twitter.
After a full day of criticism, he backed off the comments on Sunday, insisting that his critics have misrepresented his comments. “‘,[sic] Jewish owned press’ have been sternly criticised, suggesting link to Jewish reporters,” he wrote. “Don’t see this, but apologise unreservedly.”
This video is from Bloomberg TV, aired Monday, November 19, 2012.
Raw Story is a progressive news site that focuses on stories often ignored in the mainstream media. While giving coverage to the big stories of the day, we also bring our readers' attention to policy, politics, legal and human rights stories that get ignored in an infotainment culture driven solely by pageviews.
Founded in 2004, Raw Story reaches 5 million unique readers per month and serves more than 19 million pageviews.