Rupert Murdoch Deems Obama Remarks on Trayvon Martin 'Unwise'
Ever willing to share his quick take on Twitter, Rupert Murdoch has weighed in on President Obama's Friday remarks on the Zimmerman verdict.
"Obama race remarks understandable, but unwise. Already great role model, should be preaching responsibility and equal opportunity for all," wrote the News Corp chairman.
In comments made Friday at a White House briefing, Obama spoke frankly and elaborated on his thoughts shared in a previous statement that called for "calm reflection" in the wake of the verdict.
"You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son," the president stated. "Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago. And when you think about why, in the African-American community at least, there’s a lot of pain around what happened here, I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that -- that doesn’t go away."
In a controversial decision, George Zimmerman was found not guilty on July 13 by a six-person jury.