Amid the tragic denouement of the Australian hostage siege, one man found reason for glee. Rupert Murdoch, the increasingly befuddled media kingpin, whose News Corp owns the Australian Daily Telegraph in Sydney, tweeted congratulations to his editors for including the “bloody outcome” in its final editions.
AUST gets wake-call with Sydney terror. Only Daily Telegraph caught the bloody outcome at 2.00 am. Congrats.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) December 15, 2014
The post cause immediate uproar online. Here are just a few of the responses…
@rupertmurdoch how do you sleep at night? So many good people lose their lives & yet we have to put up with u & ur hate mongering.— Coops (@HLCoops) December 15, 2014
@rupertmurdoch You are a terrible blight on this world. What a disgraceful way to behave.— Chris Stephens (@qryss) December 15, 2014
@rupertmurdoch Why don’t you send a cheer squad down to the siege site to celebrate? (And perhaps a search party to find you some ethics.)— Aleta (@aleta_k) December 15, 2014
you fucking shapeshifter @rupertmurdoch— campbell (@acampbell68) December 15, 2014