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.
We’ve deleted a tweet and revised a story on the death of President George H.W. Bush because the tweet and the opening of the story referenced his 1992 electoral defeat and omitted his WWII service.
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 2, 2018
The reason offered doesn’t really capture what the uproar was about. Here is a screenshot of the offending tweet:
That’s ok. Here’s your snarky, biased tweet saved for posterity – so we can compare and contrast when President Obama passes and see what you write about what happened to the economy & the fate of the Democrat Party nationwide under his reign. pic.twitter.com/XuZPWwl71E
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) December 2, 2018
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