Rupert Murdoch suggests Barack Obama isn't 'real black president'

The founder of the global News Corp media empire, Rupert Murdoch, is suggesting that President Barack Obama isn't a "real black president."

PTI| Updated: Oct 08, 2015, 18:26 PM IST

Washington: The founder of the global News Corp media empire, Rupert Murdoch, is suggesting that President Barack Obama isn't a "real black president."

Murdoch was praising Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and his wife on Twitter last evening when he wrote: "Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real black President who can properly address the racial divide?"

Later, Murdoch recommended a New York magazine article asking whether Obama has done enough for the African-American community.

Murdoch is the founder of Fox News Channel, and News Corp's publications include The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal.

The 84-year-old Murdoch has praised Carson on Twitter before, calling him "irreproachable on background, achievements, character, vision."