The Associated Press finally deleted a tweet about the death of President George H. W. Bush that was deemed controversial as soon as it came out. Twitter conservatives were abuzz immediately after the AP published the tweet with many people calling them out for omitting Bush’s WWII service and for a swipe at his 1992 defeat. The AP shows their bias against the right every day but this should have been an exception for them. They chose instead to tweet out a less than positive message following the death of President George H. W. Bush. That’s low.
They finally deleted the tweet and tweeted out a message about it today:
“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.”
After Bush died late Friday at the age of 94 at his home in Houston, the AP promoted its write up on his death with a series of tweets. This is the tweet that caused the backlash:
“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.”
— Grain Bin Emptier (@KMMcCammack) December 2, 2018
“Ratio” is when the comments on a tweet far outweigh the retweets. That’s not good.