- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 7, 2017

Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden deleted a tweet Wednesday that appeared to celebrate reports that Fox media head Rupert Murdoch’s California estate had burned in the wildfires.

“There’s a God. And she’s unhappy,” Ms. Tanden, a former adviser to Bill and Hillary Clinton, wrote in a now-deleted tweet, according to a screenshot posted by The Washington Examiner.

She was responding to a Twitter user who said the wildfires in California were “burning down Rupert Murdoch’s house.”

Ms. Tanden initially responded to backlash over her tweet by saying she was simply noting the “karma.”

“I do not hope for such things at all. I just note the Karma,” she wrote.

She eventually admitted that her comment crossed the line and announced she was deleting it.

“I’m deleting this tweet. It wasn’t funny when so many are hurting and scared. Feel badly about it,” she wrote.

The Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday evening that firefighters fought back a raging blaze on a portion of the vineyard at Mr. Murdoch’s $30 million property in Bel Air. The media mogul said in a statement that the house and the winery appeared unscathed.

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