Founder of the News Corp. empire and former CEO of Fox News Rupert Murdoch caught some heat over a tweet he sent where he said President Barack Obama isn’t a real black president. He later issued an apology.

While praising Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, Murdoch made the comment about Obama.

Hundreds of Twitter users fired back at Murdoch for his insensitive comments.

Realizing the mess he created, Murdoch issued an apology tweet.

For more on this story, visit CBS News “Rupert Murdoch apologizes for ‘real black President’ remark”

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