Associated Press Retracts Tweet Slamming George Bush After His Death
With the recent passing of President George H.W. Bush, everyone in the media is weighing in on his life. Though, not all of the hot takes on Bush Part One have been positive.
I'm sure the left exercised every bit of self control they had to avoid douching out over Bush's death. It lasted about as long as a bowl of M&Ms in front of Michael Moore.
Here's what the Associated Press had to say about Bush:
Yep, never mind Dubya's dad being VP for Ronnie Reagan, head of the CIA, and a naval aviator in World War II, all that matters to the Associated Press is Bush losing to Slick Willy in 1992. I can imagine the thought process of the tweeter now. "How do we best make Georgie Boy out to look like a giant failure."
Apparently, not too many people took kindly to the Associated Press' douchetastic summary of Bush's life, because the tweet was quick to come down. The AP changed their tune faster than a crackhead on the way to the store for more baking soda.
Here's their retraction tweet:
We’ve deleted a tweet and revised a story on the death of President George H.W. Bush because the tweet and the open… https://t.co/nyanR4XFUh— The Associated Press (@The Associated Press)1543769692.0
Now, the reactions:
@AP Too little too late. Absolutely shameful.— Jean Moorhouse (@Jean Moorhouse)1543780253.0
@AP *Good person dies AP: Smear first, apologize later Pathetic— Chet Cannon (@Chet Cannon)1543779584.0
@AP “Referenced”?! Your explanation for deleting the original tweet is just as embarrassing as the original tweet… https://t.co/3V7nCrjOXC— Dave Gutheil (@Dave Gutheil)1543780166.0
@AP It was perfect for you until the World called you out.— Matthew McAuliffe (@Matthew McAuliffe)1543774777.0
Its funny how lefties call us a bunch of paranoid tin-hatters for thinking the media has an anti-conservative bias. Then, outlets like Associated Press go out of their way to prove us right. The original tweet doesn't sound like the words of impartial seekers of truth. Something tells me they'll be much more delicate when their mocha-hued demigod Obama bites it.
I guess if you have an "R" after your name and you happen to be a public figure, you can forget about getting a decent eulogy from the mainstream media. Sucks to be you.
Since we're talking about the media: