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The News Minute | January 10, 2014 | 10.56 am IST

Rupert Murdoch is the head of a media conglomerate that has been described by Business Insider as one of six companies that control 90 percent of the media in the United States. 

Some time ago, when the attack in Australia happened, Rupert Murdoch was lambasted for his praise of his newspaper for having gotten a scoop.

Read: Sydney Seige: Three people died and Rupert Murdoch congratulated his newspaper

Now, he has raised the hackles of ordinary people for his comments on the Charlie Hebdo killings by his comments on twitter. On Saturday, he said: “Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible.”

And the responses have spanned the spectrum of courtesy, intelligence, sarcasm and abuse. One the best first: 

Other responses have also been on similar lines, while some people also pointed out the seriousness of his statement.

There were some who were a bit confused: 

And the funny ones:

For those who dint get the last tweet, crack is a form of cocaine that is smoked and gives an intense high. It is also highly addictive.

Murdoch is one of the most influential media owners in the world. An infographic by Business Insider in June 2012 shows that NewsCorp owns the top newspapers in three continents and these happen to be circulated in North America, in western Europe and Australia, a geographically unconnected region that is culturally diverse, but represents what is described as “the West”.

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