Ageing media mogul Rupert Murdoch posed a complex riddle on his Twitter feed on Tuesday night.
At 12.51am, he simply had this to say: “Po.”
Po— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 27, 2015
Murdoch’s missive was retweeted more than a 1,000 times, with many guessing what he was attempting to say.
Twitter user Anthony Rooney responded to Murdoch’s mysterious “Po” tweet with the revelation: “There’s a person I know in a senior position at News UK who tells me they know RM is often drunk when he tweets.”
He later tweeted: “The wife of the Sun editor is on my quiz team, She says RM’s often shitfaced pissed when tweeting and the editorial staff worry…”
Gawker sleuths point out that though Rooney deactivated his account, he had been following and exchanging tweets with an account that appears to belong to the wife of Sun editor David Dinsmore.
The gossip website also raises the existence of other Murdoch tweets which could – or could not – point to intoxication (though one reading @rupertmurdoch could indicate that the media mogul was simply “doing an Ed Balls.”)
Louise Mensch— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) May 5, 2012
Murdoch for his part, has since tweeted: “Believe Gawker, believe any nonsense.”
Believe Gawker, believe any nonsense.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 27, 2015