Murdoch: Obama Isn’t ‘Real Black President’

News Corp. President Rupert Murdoch was praising Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and his wife on Twitter Wednesday evening when he wrote: "Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide?"

WASHINGTON (AP) — The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, is suggesting that President Barack Obama isn’t a “real black president.”

Murdoch was praising Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and his wife on Twitter Wednesday evening when he wrote: “Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide?”

Later, Murdoch recommended a New York magazine article asking whether Obama has done enough for the African-American community.

Murdoch is the founder of Fox News Channel, and News Corp’s publications include The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal.

The 84-year-old Murdoch has praised Carson on Twitter before, calling him “irreproachable on background, achievements, character, vision.”

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Gregg Palermo says:

October 8, 2015 at 8:52 am

Before Obama was elected, a black columnist for the LA Times wondered if our President was black enough. He is. Obama may be biracial, but he’s black, not unlike the biracial guy who killed nine people in Oregon last week. Good luck finding anything about the shooter’s race in the mainstream media. Race only applies if it’s a white kid shooting nine blacks in Charleston.

Brian Bussey says:

October 8, 2015 at 9:43 am

OK, so what qualifies a white man from Australia to be able to gauge the effectiveness of a black republican’s ability to “address the racial divide”?. Only white republicans are gullible enough to believe that Ben Carson could pull black voters away from any democratic opponent. What is really rich is that Murdoch has made billions pimping American black folk with his ghetto programming in Fox Daytime and now with the ultimate prime time pimp show EMPIRE. Murdoch can like the man and his message but gauging his “effective blackness” is insulting . Let me guess he flew over a aborigine compound in his father’s private jet when he was in middle school. That qualifies him and his destructive, bigoty media empire as qualified to have a oponion

    Wagner Pereira says:

    October 8, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Not that I wouldn’t expect this from you, while supporting African Americans who say the same thing. So only AA’s can say it, not a white person….sort of like the N word? Please.

    Keith ONeal says:

    October 8, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    There is NO Fox Daytime! The Fox Network only programs Prime Time (only 2 hours), late night Saturday cartoons, College Football, NFL Football, and Major League Baseball. That’s it! What you see on the Fox stations (O&Os and Affiliates) in the daytime is this: The local station’s version of Good Day, followed by SYNDICATED shows until 5 PM ET when it’s time for News. Since there are NO network shows in daytime, there is NO Fox Daytime! NBC Daytime is ‘Today’ and ‘Days Of Our Lives.’ ABC Daytime is ‘GMA,’ ‘The View,’ ‘The Chew,’ and ‘General Hospital.’ CBS Daytime is ‘CBS This Morning,’ ‘Let’s Make A Deal,’ ‘The Price Is Right,’ ‘The Young And The Restless,’ ‘The Bold And The Beautiful,’ and ‘The Talk.’ So this so-called “ghetto programming in Fox Daytime” is a Pants On Fire LIE!!!

Julien Devereux says:

October 8, 2015 at 9:47 am

Fox News, owned by an Australian billionaire (Murdoch) and an Arabian billionaire, teaching Americans to hate their own country, 24/7/365.

    Cameron Miller says:

    October 8, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Stop it, Fox News does not teach anyone to hate their own country!

Gene Johnson says:

October 8, 2015 at 9:54 am

This is a ridiculous issue. The President is President of the entire population and as such should be addressing issues of concern to the entire nation. That includes issues affecting the African-American community as well as everyone else. Of far more concern about how “black” a person is or might be in office, are the policies and governing ability an individual proposes and has. Listening to an interview with Dr. Carson last night on Marketplace (public radio program), Dr. Carson’s proposed policies on the economy were completely unrealistic, and when pushed on questions related to the feasibility of such policies (e.g., what programs and entitlements he would cut to eliminate and avoid deficits given the lower revenue the government would have with his proposed tax cuts) he ducked and avoided the questions. Listening to him during that interview made it clear that he is no more qualified to be President than his fellow non-politician in the Republican primaries, Mr. Trump. Besides, I couldn’t care less what Mr. Murdoch (who is now a U.S. citizen) thinks when it comes to who would or would not be a “real black president.”

Cameron Miller says:

October 8, 2015 at 11:56 am

Obama, the worst president in American history!

Sean Smith says:

October 9, 2015 at 8:16 pm

Insider must leave!
The dumbest poster on any thread in world history!