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

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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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