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 (@Neera Tanden)1434314963.0
@rupertmurdoch drunk again?— Terence Sean Monro (Terry) (@Terence Sean Monro (Terry))1434325115.0
@rupertmurdoch Are you drunk?— MargeSimpson27 (@MargeSimpson27)1434322643.0
@rupertmurdoch @JohnJohnsonson Rupert. You're drunk. Step away from the keyboard.— PRC (@PRC)1434377826.0
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 (@Brian Lowry)1434316293.0
@MmichaelLlucy @rupertmurdoch such poetry. beautiful.— Rupert Dance (@Rupert Dance)1434324556.0
Everyone was having fun with the incoherent rant.
.@rupertmurdoch Well said Rupert. All the ingredients of good/responsible reporting are there. Print it!— Martyn LeNoble (@Martyn LeNoble)1434328083.0
.@rupertmurdoch please stop. You are singlehandedly destroying decades of good work on dignity & value in old age— humorXLII (@humorXLII)1434314505.0
If you need to teach a small child the definition of irony, just use Rupert Murdoch's tweets http://t.co/J8WMullWXp— Hilly (@Hilly)1434387379.0
@rupertmurdoch @irin Americans won't long remember yesterday's yesterday. But your nonsense is timeless.— Orpheus Pegley (@Orpheus Pegley)1434315046.0