@cnnbrk via Twitter

Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch decided last night to express his support for Ben Carson. Not only does he support his credentials to run for president, but he can also apparently vouch for Carson's blackness.

That's right‚ÄĒRupert Murdoch, an 84-year-old white man, thought it was important that he tell the world that Ben Carson would be "a real black President." He tweeted an apology of sorts this morning, saying he finds both Ben Carson and Barack Obama "charming":

But this came about 12 hours later, only after his comment was re-tweeted more than 1,000 times and backlash that erupted.

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Some people had questions:

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Others were just pretty stunned at what they felt was his open display of old-school racism:

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Some turned their attention to Murdoch's news outlets:

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Murdoch owns Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post in the U.S., and more media outlets overseas.