Rupert Murdoch Criticized for Tweet Following Sydney Siege

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The News Corp chief congratulated Australia's 'Daily Telegraph' for scooping others with its coverage of the "bloody outcome"

Rupert Murdoch found himself a the center of another social media firestorm on Wednesday for a tweet he sent moments after the terrorist siege in a Sydney cafe came to a bloody end. 

Murdoch tweeted out his congratulations to the Australian Daily Telegraph, part of his News Corp empire, for scooping all other news outlets on catching the "bloody outcome." Two people were killed in the hostage incident, including mother-of-three Katrina Dawson and Tori Johnson, the 34-year-old manager of the Lindt Cafe in Sydney.

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The gunman, Man Haron Monis, also died after police stormed the cafe and seized the hostages in the early hours of Tuesday morning, local time.  

The reaction on Twitter was mostly critical, with people calling Murdoch's tweet insensitive and boastful.