Assoc. Press Deletes Tweet, Re-Writes Disrespectful Story About Death of George H.W. Bush


The Associated Press has apologized for a thoroughly disrespectful story it wrote about the life and passing of President George H.W. Bush after readers bombarded them with complaints.

The AP deleted its initial tweet selling the story and rewrote the story itself to be both more factual and more respectful.

The AP’s original tweet Friday seemed more like a broadside attack than a memorial to the ex-president. Not only that, but the original story didn’t even bother to mention that Bush was a WWII hero. In fact, it didn’t bother to mention his war service at all!

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Indeed, the original tweet read like a snotty slam on the man nearly everyone called a kind-hearted fellow.

Get a load of this nasty bit of smack: “George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94,” it read.

By Sunday, the AP had deleted the tweet and apologized. saying, “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.”

Michelle Malkin had it exactly right, though, that the AP only acted because its partisan hate was exposed for all to see.

But Malkin was far from the only person to get upset at the AP’s hateful tweet and story. Thousands of others took to Twitter to slam the AP, as well.

This is the media, folks.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.

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