“From initial reports, we’re hearing it belongs to Rupert Murdoch. Apparently it’s a $30 million property — he owns these vineyards here and it’s causing some major problems. If this fire spreads across the hillside, that is going to be a major problem, devastating to the vineyards. Hopefully it is not too close to his home, but that’s what we know so far… It’s Rupert Murdoch’s property, that’s what we’re hearing from the neighbors who live here in Bel Air.”Because he’s also the CEO of Fox News, a perceived political adversary of hers, Tanden evidently saw what she thought was a worthy target. “There’s a God. And she’s unhappy,” Tanden wrote, reacting to
The former Clinton advisor eventually deleted the tweet, saying she felt “badly” about what she wrote.
I do not hope for such things at all. I just note the Karma. — Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) December 6, 2017
The latest reporting from the L.A. Times indicates that Murdoch’s home is safe for the moment, although Murdoch, in a statement, called the siutation “fluid.” Over 200,000 residents in California were ordered to evacuate so far and the wildfires have been ongoing. [image via screengrab, Twitter screengrab via Washington Examiner]
I’m deleting this tweet. It wasn’t funny when so many are hurting and scared. Feel badly about it. — Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) December 6, 2017