Time correspondent Michael Grunwald quickly decided better of his tweet suggesting he was looking forward to writing about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange being taken out by a drone strike.
Tough crowd. Grunwald decided to delete the tweet, but not without further antagonizing Assange’s supporters and others.
Grunwald linked to a piece he published earlier this year arguing that the government is obligated to limit individual freedoms to protect lives, but the “don’t tread on me crowd” wasn’t impressed.
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After withstanding the closest thing Twitter has to an unmanned drone strike, Grunwald apologized.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.