Commentary

President Barack Obama, left, and Rupert Murdoch, Fox News Channel Founder, right.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, is suggesting that President Barack Obama isn’t a “real Black president.”

Murdoch was praising Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson and his wife on Twitter Wednesday evening when he wrote: “Ben and Candy Carson terrific. What about a real Black President who can properly address the racial divide?”

Later, Murdoch recommended a New York magazine article asking whether Obama has done enough for the African-American community.

Murdoch is the founder of Fox News Channel, and News Corp’s publications include The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal.

The 84-year-old Murdoch has praised Carson on Twitter before, calling him “irreproachable on background, achievements, character, vision.”