This election cycle has shown an unflattering light on a lot of people, but the media may very well have come out looking worse than anyone. And that’s thanks in no small part to people like Rupert Myers.

Myers, political correspondent for British GQ and the Telegraph, decided it would be a good idea to tweet this out earlier today:

Myers’ tweet didn’t stay up for long.

Ah. So it’s readers’ fault for failing to get his crappy “joke.” Myers didn’t delete the tweet because he felt bad about it; he did it because he didn’t like being called out for his jackassery.

Except that’s not what he asked. And now, he’s paying for it:

What a shame.

Maybe.