While testifying before the Leveson Inquiry into British media practices today, News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch gave his critics new fuel for their ceaseless flame-throwing. He referred to David Cameron’s late son, who had cerebral palsy and epilepsy, as “retarded.”

https://twitter.com/#!/EbenezerBleezer/status/195136858848641024

https://twitter.com/#!/keithbrunt/status/195137852701540352

https://twitter.com/#!/bellamackie/status/195138114585509889

https://twitter.com/#!/NicolaMegson/status/195140946088824832

https://twitter.com/#!/Supermum0239PFC/status/195143631034785794

Just a guess, but we’re thinking you undermine your criticism of vile words when you call someone a “twat.” Being self-aware is hard work, isn’t it?

Hang on, no one compared Murdoch’s word choice to racism yet.

https://twitter.com/#!/iainbmorton/status/195139766164008961

They never disappoint.

Some of those watching the inquiry felt Murdoch’s gafffe was not worth the Twitter-based foot-stomping.

https://twitter.com/#!/georgeeaton/status/195136907133452289

https://twitter.com/#!/TomChivers/status/195139128709480449

Good luck convincing the anti-Murdoch crowd there’s no need to get overexcited.