News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch bashed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in an incoherent Twitter rant on Sunday.
Murdoch tweeted that “HillaryNo” was “[s]urely smart enough to know she was talking nonsense at yesterday’s yesterday.” He also claimed that Hillary sounded “almost fascist” because she planned to outlaw free speech “about LGBT.” Murdoch also added: “Bashes rich banker friends without mention of ‘carried interest’. Must gave heard from moneybag Sen Chuck Schumer.”
His tweets came after Clinton’s speech in New York City, where she called for laws to “ban discrimination against LGBT Americans and their families,” Media Matters reported.
Many Twitter users were understandably confused. Others assumed the media mogul was tweeting while drunk.
@rupertmurdoch Mr. Murdoch, what is HillaryNo? Or yesterday's yesterday?
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) June 14, 2015
@rupertmurdoch drunk again?
— Terence Monro (@TerenceMonro) June 14, 2015
@rupertmurdoch Are you drunk?
— cynthia pope (@cindypope) June 14, 2015
— Paul R. Cook (@Cooksphere) June 15, 2015
Dude, you are so drunk right now. RT @rupertmurdoch: HillaryNo Promises outlaw free speech about LGBT. What next? Sounds almost fascist.
— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) June 14, 2015
Not everyone jumped to the conclusion that Murdoch was inebriated, however. Other Twitter users proposed that Murdoch had entered a new phase of his career.
“@rupertmurdoch: HillaryNo Surely smart enough to know she was talking nonsense at yesterday's yesterday.”>Rupert's poet laureate phase.
— Brian Lowry (@blowryontv) June 14, 2015
— Rupert Dance (@rupertdance) June 14, 2015
— Paul Duerinckx (@drinckx) June 14, 2015
Everyone was having fun with the incoherent rant.
Rupert Murdoch: Old Man Yells at Internet
— Kevin Carson Ⓐ (@KevinCarson1) June 15, 2015
.@rupertmurdoch Well said Rupert. All the ingredients of good/responsible reporting are there. Print it!
— Martyn LeNoble (@martynlenoble) June 15, 2015
.@rupertmurdoch please stop. You are singlehandedly destroying decades of good work on dignity & value in old age
— humour42 (@humour42) June 14, 2015
— Michael Lucy (@MmichaelLlucy) June 14, 2015
@rupertmurdoch This is what happens when you let Sarah Palin run your Twitter account.
— Allen Boyd (@THE1_AB) June 14, 2015
If you need to teach a small child the definition of irony, just use Rupert Murdoch's tweets pic.twitter.com/J8WMullWXp
— HillyF'oz (@HillyFoz) June 15, 2015
— Orpheus Pegley (@MonkyThunder) June 14, 2015