Brits Have Too Many Holidays For A ‘Broke Country’

Screen shot 2012-01-03 at 2.06.38 PMHappy New Year, y’alls.  Looks like at least one of your wishes may have started coming true already.  Dylan Welch from the Sydney Morning Herald reports on Rupert Murdoch’s meticulous documentation of his own descent into senility:

“Either @rupertmurdoch is genuinely now on Twitter, or some disgruntled ex-NOTW journo just won the hacking Olympics.”

Less than two days after joining Twitter, media mogul Rupert Murdoch appears to have had his first brush with tweeting-before-thinking, after suggesting that the British have too many holidays for a “broke country”.

Though Mr Murdoch, who joined Twitter less than 48 hours ago and already has almost 40,000 followers, quickly deleted the message, it was preserved by some Twitter users and quickly spread around the website.

“Maybe Brits have too many holidays for broke country!” Mr Murdoch, who is holidaying on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy, wrote about 6am Australian time.

Publish and be damned ... the tweet that Murdoch withdrew.

Publish and be damned … the tweet that Murdoch withdrew.

His wife, Wendi Deng, also appears to have joined the increasingly ubiquitous microblogging site, quickly replied: “RUPERT!! delete tweet!!”

Within minutes the Wendi Deng account, which has not yet been verified and may not be genuine, continued: “EVERY1 @rupertmurdoch was only having a joke pROMSIE!!!”

Minutes later: “explaining to @rupertmurdoch about being careful with humor on line. sometimes it comes out as rude!”

About five hours later Mr Murdoch revealed his Twitter profile was causing people close to him some angst…

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/new-to-twitter-the-tweet-murdoch-took-down–fast-20120102-1phxs.html#ixzz1iPkaXDYh

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  • Anarchy Pony

    Grumpy old troll is grumpy.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Grumpy old troll is grumpy.

  • Redacted

    This is what happens when Australians are taught to write.

  • Tibus Heth

    This is what happens when Australians are taught to write.

  • Tibus Heth

    This is what happens when Australians are taught to write.

  • Hadrian999

    i hope to have a trophy wife of that level of hotness when im a worthless old prune

  • Hadrian999

    i hope to have a trophy wife of that level of hotness when im a worthless old prune

  • Hadrian999

    i hope to have a trophy wife of that level of hotness when im a worthless old prune

  • Hadrian999

    i hope to have a trophy wife of that level of hotness when im a worthless old prune

  • http://twitter.com/MiGaOh Michael G. O’Hair

    Holidays are time-and-a-half.
    Is tea time paid for?
    Mate.

  • http://twitter.com/MiGaOh Michael G. O’Hair

    Holidays are time-and-a-half.
    Is tea time paid for?
    Mate.

  • Funny Brits

    Maybe Brits should learn that the word “mate” is not something you want to call your best buddy…. Unless you’re a homosexual… Maybe Brits should learn to drive on the right side of the road… Maybe Brits should learn the middle finger.. My index finger and middle finger out means peace you fag! Oh, and maybe fag is not a cigarette…  When you say “I want a fag” you might get one but it’s not going to be filled with tobacco… 

    Yes, I’m trolling.    

    • JaceD

      Brits aren’t the only ones who call their friends, or even strangers “mate”, Aussies and Kiwis do too… Also more countries drive on the left than right… And whats wrong with “sucking on a fag” when you’re having a smoke? Or asking a stranger with a cigarette if you can “bum a fag?” from them?

      Trollings fun isn’t it?

    • Calypso_1

      Try using the term “good buddy” in the back row of an arkansas truck lot and see what kind of offers you get.

  • Funny Brits

    Maybe Brits should learn that the word “mate” is not something you want to call your best buddy…. Unless you’re a homosexual… Maybe Brits should learn to drive on the right side of the road… Maybe Brits should learn the middle finger.. My index finger and middle finger out means peace you fag! Oh, and maybe fag is not a cigarette…  When you say “I want a fag” you might get one but it’s not going to be filled with tobacco… 

    Yes, I’m trolling.    

  • Fuck Murdie

    Sad that Rupert’s mental diarrhea counts for news.

  • Fuck Murdie

    Sad that Rupert’s mental diarrhea counts for news.

  • Fuck Murdie

    Sad that Rupert’s mental diarrhea counts for news.

  • Fuck Murdie

    Sad that Rupert’s mental diarrhea counts for news.

  • Fuck Murdie

    Sad that Rupert’s mental diarrhea counts for news.

  • Fuck Murdie

    Sad that Rupert’s mental diarrhea counts for news.

  • Anonymous

    Brits aren’t the only ones who call their friends, or even strangers “mate”, Aussies and Kiwis do too… Also more countries drive on the left than right… And whats wrong with “sucking on a fag” when you’re having a smoke? Or asking a stranger with a cigarette if you can “bum a fag?” from them?

    Trollings fun isn’t it?

  • Anonymous

    Brits do know the middle finger. Giving two fingers also means peace to Brits when the back of the hand is facing away from the recipient, and means F You when two fingers are given when the back of the hand is facing the recipient.

    Poor trolling, man. To troll you need to at least know something about what it is you’re trolling, otherwise you end up looking like a prick.

  • Anonymous

    Try using the term “good buddy” in the back row of an arkansas truck lot and see what kind of offers you get.

  • Billyjoesmith

    Bottom line.  Murdoch knows that when it comes down to it and the world goes to hell in a hand basket,  he is on a lot of ‘clock cleaners’ lists and marked for ‘liquidation’.  He is trying to make himself look trendy.  But too bad he or his team of sharks can’t even disguise the fact that they are goons no matter no what. 

  • Billyjoesmith

    Bottom line.  Murdoch knows that when it comes down to it and the world goes to hell in a hand basket,  he is on a lot of ‘clock cleaners’ lists and marked for ‘liquidation’.  He is trying to make himself look trendy.  But too bad he or his team of sharks can’t even disguise the fact that they are goons no matter no what. 

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