Rupert Murdoch Tweets Support For Rick Santorum

As the man who runs the parent of the Fox News Channel, the Wall Street Journal and other top media assets, Murdoch’s assessment of a candidate could have huge implications. His tweet made it clear he hopes Iowans will consider Santorum in their caucus that begins Tuesday, but it didn’t quite rise to the level of an official endorsement.PHOTOS: 11 Worst Twitter Gaffes of 2011: THR Year in Review“Can’t resist this tweet, but all Iowans think about Rick Santorum. Only candidate with genuine big vision for country,” Murdoch tweeted late Monday.Santorum was a commentator for Fox News until he was suspended in March when he acknowledged that he was considering a run for president.Fox News, as well as the other cable news outlets, were all over the Iowa caucuses on Monday. In one heated exchange prior to Murdoch’s tweet, Fox News personality Alan Colmes criticized Santorum for the "crazy" way he mourned the death of his son 16 years ago.STORY: Rupert Murdoch Joins TwitterMurdoch, new to twitter but already boasting more than 73,000 followers, has been a prolific tweeter since Saturday, much of the time, though, he’s pushing his own products.“Got to watch Foxnews at 5 EST. Liberal Bob Beckel and team great replacement for (Glenn) Beck and much more fun,” he tweeted Monday.“I LOVE the film ‘we bought a zoo’, a great family movie. Very proud of fox team who made this great film,” he tweeted Sunday.A day earlier, he tweeted: “Saw Fox film Descendants. Thank God, one to be proud of. Star Geo Clooney deserves Oscar, maybe film too.”Also on Saturday he tweeted praise for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.