Rupert Murdoch Walks Back Tweet About ‘All Muslims’


Media mogul Rupert Murdoch today apologized (well, sort of) for his controversial tweets saying all Muslims should be held accountable for radical acts of Islamic terrorism.

Here are the tweets in question:

Murdoch subsequently fell on the receiving end of much ridicule, from The Daily Show, comedian Aziz Ansari, and yes, even the grand purveyor of Hogwarts herself, J.K. Rowling.

So this afternoon, Murdoch fired out two tweets, sort-of apologizing but also sort-of standing by his point:

Now, any cursory reading of Murdoch’s initial tweet makes it clear he wasn’t saying all Muslims are to blame for acts of terror… unless they aren’t doing enough to crack down on these terrorists, in which case, “they must be held responsible.”

Ansari, who got #RupertsFault going on Twitter over the weekend, reacted bluntly:

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