Rupert Murdoch’s latest tweets accuse President Obama of supporting Google—the “piracy leader”—and the rest of his “Silicon Valley paymasters.” The accusations follow a White House blog that expressed doubts about the Stop Online Piracy Act.
He claims that his support to Silicon Valley “pirates” instead of SOPA will destroy US jobs.
His tweerade was posted right after three advisers to President Obama expressed doubts about the effects of SOPA on the internet. Obama’s advisers Victoria Espinel, Aneesh Chopra, and cyber-security tzar Howard Schmidt believe that the bill could harm legal business and hurt free speech.
Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, Twitter and eBay—the other objects of Murdoch’s ire—have opposed the bill for the same reasons, claiming it could lead to legal abuse and urging Washington lawmakers to rethink the bills.
Meanwhile, Murdoch and his cronies are defending the bill, saying it’s needed to “save jobs in the United States.” Which doesn’t make any sense at all, but whatever.