Rupert Murdoch slammed President Obama for his administration’s criticism of anti-piracy legislation.
Ever the prolific new tweeter, Murdoch wrote, “So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery. -“
Murdoch added, “Piracy leader is Google who streams movies free, sells advts around them. No wonder pouring millions into lobbying.”
“Film making risky as hell. This has to lead to less, hurting writers, actors, all concerned.”
Later Saturday, apparently after getting some blowback on Twitter for his comments, Murdoch added, “Understand more than all allege! Google great company doing many exciting things. Only one complaint, and it’s important.”
He added, “Just been to google search for mission impossible. Wow, several sites offering free links. I rest my case.”
Murdoch lobbied for the bills last month, and personally trekked to meet with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other lawmakers.