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Rupert Murdoch Tweet Questions
Google’s Ethics, Twitter
Dies From Irony

BuzzFeed, by Peter Lauria

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/26/2014 11:51:58 PM

Rupert Murdoch, the most outspoken of media moguls, is not one to couch words or shy away from expressing an unpopular opinion. The Chairman of both News Corp. and 21st Century Fox is sort of a natural at Twitter, using its 140 character limit as digital media Op-Eds that almost always go viral. Like his latest tweet, posted Saturday night, in which he questioned whether or not Google was an ethical company in light of recent reports that it knew about but failed to alert the government to the so-called “Heartbleed” security bug. {Tweet] Only problem is, while Rupert may have put behind him the phone-hacking scandal

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People who live in glass houses... But, then when you got all the money and power, it would seem a waste not to use some of it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: faldo, 4/27/2014 2:22:22 AM     (No. 9826272)

Google could bring this man´s empire down tomorrow, if they so chose. Rupert would be relegated to scavenging for $100 bills over hot coals with the Alwaleed palace dwarfs.

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