The AP deletes insulting tweet about George H. W. Bush after major backlash


On Saturday, as the world found out about the passing of former President George H. W. Bush and news orgs were breaking the story and posting obituaries and summaries, the Associated Press generated a great deal of outrage over an insulting tweet. Today, the AP deleted that tweet and put up a note on Twitter.

The reason offered doesn’t really capture what the uproar was about. Here is a screenshot of the offending tweet:

They refer to him as a “patrician New Englander” and casts the loss of reelection in as negative a light as possible. The tweet was seen as an obvious sneer at the recently deceased leader.  – READ MORE

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