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J.K. Rowling fires back at Rupert Murdoch's anti-Muslim tweets

Last week, three men murdered a dozen people working in France’s Charlie Hebdo offices because of that publication’s irreverent cartoons about Islam. An Al-Qaeda affiliate claimed responsibility, and News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch used this, as well as the other related attacks that took place in France this week, as an opportunity to voice his feelings on Muslims.

The media mogul tweeted that those who practice Islam “must be held responsible” until “they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer.” Many have responded to Murdoch’s words with criticism, saying it’s unfair to blame an entire population for a few people’s actions.

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is one of those critics: On Sunday, the writer tweeted, “I was born Christian. If that makes Rupert Murdoch my responsibility, I’ll auto-excommunicate.” READ FULL STORY

Rupert Murdoch asks us to give Prince Harry 'a break' -- after publishing naked pics

Turns out what happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay there. Prince Harry has been taking a lot of heat for appearing in a set of nude photos snapped in Sin City last weekend and widely distributed online. Even though the royal’s Little Windsor isn’t visible in the pics, they’re still pretty embarrassing for a family that values tradition and decorum over all else. (Unless we’re talking about Fergie.)

Luckily, the emperor prince with no clothes has one valiant defender: Rupert Murdoch, human embodiment of compassion. “Prince Harry. Give him a break,” the News Corp. CEO tweeted Saturday while slowly stroking a blindingly white Persian Longhair. “He may be on the public payroll one way or another, but the public loves him, even to enjoy Las Vegas.” Murdoch then cheekily advised the prince to “avoid playmates with cameras.”

Aw, how sweet! Except, wait: The “give him a break” tweet came just one day after The Sun, Murdoch’s own tabloid, published the grainy shots of Harry in his altogether. “Hello, kettle? This is Rupert Murdoch. You’re black!


Rupert Murdoch on Scientology: 'Something creepy, maybe even evil'

Like practically everyone else in the world, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch offered an opinion on the Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes divorce announcement on Twitter over the weekend. “Scientology back in news,” Murdoch tweeted. “Very weird cult, but big, big money involved with Tom Cruise either number two or three in hierarchy.”

Murdoch then expanded, “Watch Katie Holmes and Scientology story develop. Something creepy, maybe even evil, about these people.” READ FULL STORY

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