Rupert Murdoch: Ben Carson Would Be ‘A Real Black President’

Sorry, Obama.

Rupert Murdoch has been shilling for Ben Carson for a few months now, but things might have gone overboard last night:

After much backlash, Murdoch tried to backtrack a bit by tweeting “Apologies! No offence meant. Personally find both men charming.”

That’s nice, but man, we’d love to hear Murdoch’s theory of why Barack Obama isn’t a “real” black president, wouldn’t you? Also, “addressing the racial divide” is just code for “Stop talking about how prevalent racism is because it makes powerful white people uncomfortable.” It was a nice try, though.