Earlier this month, News Corp. president Rupert Murdoch said that President Obama made "a very racist comment" when Obama inserted himself into the July spat between Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Officer Jim Crowley. Murdoch also said Fox News host Glenn Beck "was right" to say Obama is a "racist" with a "deep-seated hatred for white people." Today on Capitol Hill, Media Matters’ staffers asked Murdoch to be more specific about what "racist" comments Obama allegedly made, but Murdoch denied he had made the charge:
MMFA: Mr. Murdoch, can you be more specific about what racist comments the President allegedly made?
MURDOCH: I denied that absolutely. I don’t believe he’s a racist.
"But you said that he made racist statements," the staffer noted as Murdoch walked away.