Rupert Murdoch
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Sydney siege: Murdoch criticised over congratulations tweet

RUPERT Murdoch's arguably ill-advised tweet has been condemned by Twitter users for being "insensitive".  

The News International boss and managing director of Australia's News Limited congratulated the Australian Daily Telegraph for being the first to report on the "bloody outcome" of the Sydney siege.

 

 

Sydney on lock-down in wake of terrorist siege at Martin Place in which two innocents and a gunman were killed on Monday, December 15, 2014. Mourners lay flowers to pay their respects. Photo Chris Calcino / APN NewsDesk
Sydney on lock-down in wake of terrorist siege at Martin Place in which two innocents and a gunman were killed on Monday, December 15, 2014. Mourners lay flowers to pay their respects. Photo Chris Calcino / APN NewsDesk Chris Calcino

 

Two 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.  

Gunman Man Haron Monis died after police stormed the café and seized the hostages in the early hours of Tuesday morning.  

 

However, Murdoch saw the incident as an opportunity to praise the Telegraph and voice his thoughts on more successful media outlets.  



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