Networks Assail ‘Controversial’ Rupert Murdoch for ‘Crossing the Line’

Scott Whitlock | October 8, 2015
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[See NewsBusters for more.] ABC, NBC and CBS immediately pounced on a tweet by Ruper Murdoch in which the Fox News chairman suggested that Ben Carson would be America’s first “real” black president. These same networks stayed silent this week after a major college professor smeared Carson as a “coon.”  On Thursday, Good Morning America’s Amy Robach opened the program by blasting, “New overnight: Crossing the line? Billionaire Rupert Murdoch sparking a firestorm, saying Ben Carson would be America's first real black president.” Co-host George Stephanopoulos highlighted “that controversial comment by the billionaire behind Fox News.”