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Editor's note: Howard Kurtz is the host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" and is Newsweek's Washington bureau chief. He is also a contributor to the website Daily Download.
by Howard Kurtz
Guess that kinda-sorta apology tweet just wasn’t enough.
As I wrote today, the media mogul tarnished his reputation with a stunningly offensive Twitter message on how the “Jewish owned press” was consistently “anti-Israel” in time of crisis. This raised such questions as: What Jewish-owned press? Anti-Israel for, what, twisted religious reasons? And, why doesn’t someone keep this 81-year-old News Corp. boss away from the Twitter?
Well, someone got to Rupe, because he finally figured out by this afternoon that he had to do a full grovel.