Real Rupert vs. Fake Wendi: Murdoch Tweet-Off!
Rupert Murdoch rang in the New Year with an unexpected digital adventure: joining Twitter. While he has quickly racked up followers -- close to 100,000 at press time -- he's following only seven, including Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. Missing from that list is @Wendi_Deng, who was briefly -- and incorrectly -- verified by the social-media service as the News Corp. CEO's wife despite questionable tweets to boldface names including Kim Kardashian and Ricky Gervais. Twitter apologized Jan. 3 for the gaffe.
RUPERT MURDOCH'S TWEETS:
♦ Saw Fox film Descendants. Thank God, one to be proud of. Star Geo Clooney deserves Oscar, maybe film too.
♦ Got to watch Foxnews at 5 EST. Liberal Bob Beckel and team great replacement for Beck and much more fun.
♦ Can't resist this tweet, but all Iowans think about Rick Santorum. Only candidate with genuine big vision for country.
♦ Great to see Mike Bloomberg getting some rewards for being New York's best mayor in memory!
♦ Obama decision on terrorist detention very courageous -- and dead right!
♦ Great time in sea with young daughters, uboating.
♦ Maybe Brits have too many holidays for broke country!*
FAKE WENDI DENG TWEETS:
♦ RUPERT!! delete tweet!!
♦ @rickygervais i think you look HOT ricky!!!
♦ a lot of bad things happened in 2011 but i hope in 2012 we can put them all behind us and sail on to a bright future for everyone Wxx
♦ @rupertmurdoch teasing me saying he got people following him more quickly than me!! HES SO CHEEKY!!!!
♦ @rupertmurdoch love u! but u work too hard sweets!