Two months ago, Rupert Murdoch asked a question about the "Jewish owned press." As you might expect, it didn't go over so well, and he issued a half-assed apology. But did he learn his lesson? Of course not.
You may have heard about the woman who, last week, fell through a New York City sidewalk. The woman, a 32-year-old social worker who weighs 400 pounds and is 6'5", fell six feet into a basement, breaking her arm. She was otherwise uninjured, mostly because her size. "Thank God, they said that my size was the only thing that saved me," she told the New York Post. That was three days ago.
Murdoch, who owns the paper that broke the story, is just now catching up. His appropriate and compassionate response?
Yes, food stamps are to blame, Rupert. Good call. There's definitely nothing racist about assuming that an overweight black woman must be on welfare. Also, what an ideal time to discuss obesity and its effect on health care costs. A few minutes later Murdoch sort of apologized:
Never stop tweeting, Rupert.
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