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Rupert Murdoch didn’t mean to hurt Piers Morgan by calling him an irrelevant failure

Andrew Prokop is a senior politics correspondent at Vox, covering the White House, elections, and political scandals and investigations. He’s worked at Vox since the site’s launch in 2014, and before that, he worked as a research assistant at the New Yorker’s Washington, DC, bureau.

For some celebrities and billionaires who have Twitter accounts, there's some doubt about whether they actually send their own tweets. But ever since News Corp founder and CEO Rupert Murdoch signed up in 2011, it's been clear that the tweets on Murdoch's account are his own words — and that they're often unfiltered. This week was just the latest example, as the Atlantic's David Graham flagged on Twitter:

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In the past, Murdoch's tweets about Muslims, feminists, and the "Jewish-owned press" have caused controversy, and sometimes led to apologies.

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