Murdoch apologises for tweet about Obama

Founder of global news empire Rupert Murdoch apologises for tweet saying President Barack Obama is not "real black president"

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Rupert Murdoch has in the past had to apologize for tweets about American politics.

Rupert Murdoch - owner of the Fox News Channel, New York Post and Wall Street Journal in the US and Sky News and The Sun and Times newspapers in the UK - has apologised for a tweet in which he said, "What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide?" referring to presidential nominee Ben Carson, a 63-year-old retired neurosurgeon, following heavy criticism on social media.

"Apologies! No offence meant. Personally find both men charming,” he wrote on twitter later.

A few days ago Murdoch had tweeted "Everywhere pundits keep underestimating Ben Carson. But public understand humility as admirable, listen to the multi-faceted strong message".

Earlier he had said of him "Maybe the one to beat. Irreproachable on background, achievements, character, vision."

Senator Carson is running for the Republican Party presidential nomination alongside Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

TRTWorld and agencies