Today a satirical tweet from one of our writers was taken out of context.
In January 2015 Rupert Murdoch tweeted an islamaphobic statement, which was later satirised by our writer Steve Topple. Rupert Murdoch’s tweet is as follows:
Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.
— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) January 10, 2015
Steve Topple satirised this as follows:
Maybe most Jews peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing Zionist cancer they must be held responsible.#FreeSpeech.
— Steve Topple (@MrTopple) January 10, 2015
Steve’s intention was to underscore the inherent racism in Rupert Murdoch’s original statement. It is unfortunate that this has now been taken out of context in an attempt to undermine Steve’s ongoing investigation into the Labour coup.
Canary Media stands against racism in all its forms. Therefore it goes without saying that we do not tolerate anti-semitism.
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