Time’s Michael Grunwald deletes tweet about droning Julian Assange

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.