That tweet was published in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Silva deleted it. She subsequently either deleted her entire Twitter account or limited access to it.

Ms. Silva is (or once was) a reporter for the Associated Press.

According to Muckrack, which has access to her tweets, she explained that she was simply making a joke about Justin Bieber. Or teenagers. Or something.

cristina silva

Hat tip: Jeryl Bier.

Update:

FAIL: AP Official Claims Offensive Tweeter Cristina Silva (Latest Report: July 9) ‘Hasn’t Worked For AP Lately’

  • Maxx

    “She subsequently either deleted her entire Twitter account or limited access to it.”

    Christina Silva, meet Alec Baldwin.

    • Jeremy

      They make quite the idiotic pair.

    • rennyangel2

      I guess the DOJ didn’t steal enough phone numbers from them to send a real electric jolt of reality.

  • Garrett Gripling

    Check out @UberFacts. Apparently they are @UberOpinions suddenly.

    • Finrod Felagund

      Liberals have this permanent problem of thinking opinions are facts and facts are opinions.

      • Lucas Welch

        And self defence is apparently murder..

      • Lucas Welch

        And self defence is apparently murder..

      • Dunnyveg

        The problem is that left-liberals have placed the individual not just above God and country, but above reality itself. Consequently, facts are truth and infinitely malleable products. Anybody who doesn’t believe me needs to look at postmodernism.

    • Finrod Felagund

      Liberals have this permanent problem of thinking opinions are facts and facts are opinions.

  • Dustin Rumsey

    if they’re bashing your head into concrete, without a doubt.

  • TocksNedlog

    Oh, I get it now! It was a joke about performing 75th trimester abortions.

    Fun•ny

  • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

    “she explained that she was simply making a joke about Justin Bieber. Or teenagers. Or something.”

    Lying through her teeth.

    • nc

      “Just kidding!”

      Typical libbie response when busted (along with “both sides do it).

    • nc

      “Just kidding!”

      Typical libbie response when busted (along with “both sides do it).

  • http://www.shockandblog.com/ Jay McHue

    “she explained that she was simply making a joke about Justin Bieber. Or teenagers. Or something.”

    Lying through her teeth.

  • Michelle

    Funny the back peddling that takes place when America is finally saying, “We’ve had enough of your shit and we’re not taking it anymore!”

  • brewerandpatriot

    I believe a threat to Biebs’ life would result in a lynching courtesy of angry female tweens. This woman should fear for her life!

  • JamesMc

    I think Christina Silva is on to something here. Shooting teens is a little too far, but equipping them with shock collars…

  • Jay Stevens

    AP reporter: ‘So we can all kill teenagers now? Just checking’
    And she now says she is just kidding.

    Camel dung.

  • Janice LEE

    Hey, AP reporter…….been to Chicago lately.

  • Kim willay

    Yep.

    She made this post right after the verdict was announced yet it was to do with a joke about Justin Bieber?

    Sure.

    Mmhmm.

    If she were a white male reporter for AP who posted something as inflammatory in celebration of the verdict she would be without a job and hung in effigy in every city.

    She is a female of Hispanic decent and as such is doubly protected.

    Which means no one will care, all will accept her explanation and she will continue as a reporter who instead of reporting facts chooses to posit her opinion emotionally.

    • http://www.mydoterra.com/billcanter Carmen

      Being a reporter for AP actually excuses her already of being dumb.

  • Trusting the jury Link

    Racism is hiding behind the “not trusting the jury” statements. And black actors showing their racism, They get the crowds whipped up and stand back & watch. They are showing their own prejudice.

  • Youhadaquestion

    In self defense, yes we may all kill teenagers.

  • deimos19

    If they are sitting on top of you and bashing your head in on the road, yeah, I guess you can. and should

  • chrissy

    Black teenagers are killed every day. Where has the AP been? They missed the murder rate of black teens in Chicago, LA, Detroit, Oakland? Talk about selective outrage over Trayvon.

  • sharc 65

    Michelle is a Fox News contributor and was recently added to Glen Reynolds’ team at PJ Media. Still ready to trash her?

  • capisce

    In Alec Baldwin’s parallel Twitterverse:
    AP reporter after OJ verdict: ‘So we can all kill wives now? Just checking’

  • Medicinewoman2

    She merely verified what others suspected, She’s stupid.

  • cscape

    She should lose her job (and i use the term “job” loosely)

    • Judy Hines

      if she had one.

  • http://www.grouchyconservativepundits.org/ Rusty Bill

    It’s AP. They haven’t had any contact with reality for years…

  • Okie_pastor

    “So we can kill teenagers now?”
    If they are pounding your head into the pavement, trying to beat you to death, yes, it is legal to defend your life.

  • Nunaya Dambizness

    As long as we can also kill idiot AP reporters, then yeah, I’m fine with that.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Where’s the outrage for Hadiya Pendleton?

  • kateorjane

    The Left already thinks it’s okay to kill unborn children – why should you care about teens?

  • Joe

    It is truly unfortunate that we as a society are so dumbed down that a large percentage of people never looked beyond the fact that Trayvon was black to convict and villify the ‘white guy’. Tried and true method though – this is the same thought process that put Obama in office not once but twice. Tragic circumstances but were it not Zimmerman, it would have been someone else. Who would be burned at the stake when Trayvon the thug was eventually killed? The fact that he would be is a foregone conclusion judgiing from the path he was on and the way his parent’s weren’t raising him. Now that the trial is over his parent’s can concentrate on whats really important – licensing. Trayvon Bobblehead anyone?

    • http://www.mydoterra.com/billcanter Carmen

      Even funnier is how Obama opened his big mouth to make a comment thinking that Zimmerman was probably a white man. Okay, true, he is half white and half Latino BUT so is Obama and by all right… Obama MUST be white as well… yes?

  • redsoxfangeo

    It should be “open season” on dumbass media whores who Tweet stupid statements.

  • LR99

    Media bias proven to be Wrong!!! (As Usual)
    And typical liberals cannot accept the truth so ract with vile comments!!!

    • Judy Hines

      Their strategy has always been: When all else fails, vilify, vilify, vilify!

  • MrApple

    “So we can all kill teenagers now?”
    Only if they are attempting to kill you.

  • Susan Michelle Kirkland

    Take up for the little black boy thug that you all put on a pedestal. If you all still believe he was innocent, then you are just plain stupid. Glad I live somewhere where you can shoot your prostitute for stealing your money and not rendering services. Maybe if more people knew they were going to get shot for being stupid, they wouldn’t be so stupid.

  • Mock

    no but we can still defend ourselves without having to wait ill were on the brink of blacking out from blood loss and shock

  • Beth Dusty Jensen

    If Christina Silva doesn’t like the laws of America, then she can leave our Country!! Had I been in Zimmerman’s shoes, I would have shot Martin too! Martin was NO kid!! He has roamed the streets of Florida for years and caused trouble and it finally caught up to him!! So Christina Silva? STUFF IT!!

  • Malibuga

    No, Ms. Silva, but if the dems have their way, we can all kill babies in the third trimester. That works for ya, right?

  • Scott Snoopy

    the radical left never wants to have rational conversations so they hide

    • http://www.mydoterra.com/billcanter Carmen

      They always parrot the top most liberal who opens their mouth. Like the pied piper. That’s how dumb they are. I find it amazing though that I have not heard anyone really parrot Pelosi. Although they always agree with her.

  • Caves45

    Well is Beiber next …Ha

  • Kay Kristin

    …act like a thug…get treated like a thug….

  • https://www.facebook.com/captainclarity CaptainClarity

    @cristymsilva NO! Only black teens are allowed to kill teens. Ask Chicago.

  • Aitch748

    That’s right, Ms. Silva. It’s now officially open season on teenagers who are trying to murder you by trying to crack your skull open like an egg on a concrete sidewalk after telling you that you’re going to die tonight. Deal with it.

  • chewinmule

    When asked what they think, progressives have to tell you how they feel. They never learned to think.

  • chewinmule

    When asked what they think, progressives have to tell you how they feel. They never learned to think.

  • John Howard

    No more so than the OJ verdict meant we could all go out and slit the throats of waiters and blonde ex-wives.

    • nc

      Excellent!

    • nc

      Excellent!

  • John Howard

    No more so than the OJ verdict meant we could all go out and slit the throats of waiters and blonde ex-wives.

  • Brad Smith

    More proof that the root of the word “Twitter” is “TWIT”

  • Brad Smith

    More proof that the root of the word “Twitter” is “TWIT”

  • nc

    Even IF you disagreed with the verdict, why would you purposely try to stir up trouble and perhaps violence? WHY?

  • nc

    Even IF you disagreed with the verdict, why would you purposely try to stir up trouble and perhaps violence? WHY?

  • Oilfart1

    what a moron

  • Alan E Rousseau

    I bet she didn’t make a comment about the Blacks that poured Gasoline on a 13 year old white boy and then lit him.

    • Alan E Rousseau

      They said “you deserve that”

  • kershaw63

    Only if they are trying to KILL YOU!

  • crosspatch

    When I was Martin’s age (17) I was serving in the US Army. The notion that he is a “child” is absurd.

    • Deke Larrew

      Damn straight.. At age 17 I was at Ft Benning, GA graduating from Airborne training. I’d been in the Army for Four months already…And I was a trained Field ArtilleryMAN, NOT a field artilleryCHILD..

  • liberalssuck

    What about the little baby shot by black men robbing a white women, so open season now on babies, Ah I see the problem, they are white.

  • Danny Wheeler

    Now she knows: TWITCHY IS FOREVER!

  • scottlo

    When the 17 year old (regardless of their skin color or fanatical religious view) is attacking you and beating your head against the pavement, yes, by all means, kill them. Defend yourself.

  • MerkMan

    If they start pounding your head into the pavement yes, you can kill them. I fail to see wy this is such a radical concept.

  • Macranthunter

    Everyone seems to have forgotten that Bieber released a video this week of him urinating on a photo of Bill Clinton (!) and making an incoherent rant. We need to stop attributing our 24 hour news cycle with other’s random tweets.

  • LegalizeShemp

    And they call conservatives “reactionaries”, hah that’s a good one !

  • Jason Priestley

    And this is why I have no pity for the AP getting fisted by the Obama Administration.

  • BrotherMatthias

    This is a MAJOR violation of AP policy. AP threw a fit when their reporters did this during the Casey Anthony case.

    • http://www.mydoterra.com/billcanter Carmen

      That’s because Casey Anthony is a crazy liberal who decided to wait longer to kill her baby.

  • MrApple

    Race Baiter…..

  • TonyMitch

    Black teens have been killing each other for decades. why does it bother you now that a hispanic man did it. You racist

  • BenY

    What a moron. NO, we can defend ourselves against racist thugs.

  • Pepe

    She is an A$$HOLE!

  • emaleroland

    It’s OK to kill unborn black babies but if they survive Roe v Wade, and once they’re teenagers, they just need a hug. GZ should have just hugged TM.

  • http://www.mydoterra.com/billcanter Carmen

    Another dumb broad who should never have become a reporter due to biased reporting. Liberal stooge.

    • RedSoloCup

      It’s pretty safe to say she wasn’t even hired on account of brains or experience, but something else… and it involves getting on the knees. Case in point all MSM media babes.

  • RedSoloCup

    More blatant stupidity from the ASSociated Propagandists.

  • Yukiko

    I don’t think it’s okay to kill teens but the jury is still out on asinine reporters.

  • Yukiko

    I don’t think it’s okay to kill teens but the jury is still out on asinine reporters.

  • 1228wt

    Not all. Just the one that tries to kill me first. You are a socialist? Just asking.

  • czynik

    Most of the wars being fought by the US military are being fought by men under 20 years old – including 17 year olds. Just because they are under 18 does not make them any less dangerous an adversary. They are just as capable of killing as any other man. A 17 year old can be tried as an adult if they murder.

    Not many people would check an ID before responding to a deadly attack by a young person.

    The 2 blacks who killed a white baby in a stroller as his mother watched in Georgia this year were age 14 and 15.

  • Dunnyveg

    Yes, Cristina dear, we can all kill teenagers now, but if and only if they are pose a direct threat to our property or safety. Any other questions?