So this is how the folks over at Gawker reported the death of former Senator Fred Thompson:
Actor, former senator, and predatory home refinancing shill Fred Thompson dead at 73 https://t.co/9ARDb27KbC
— Gawker (@Gawker) November 1, 2015
Gawker is talking about the ads Thompson appeared in for reverse mortgages and is something they’ve been after him on for years.
But to tweet this out in the headline just minutes after the announcement of his death? They’re simply awful:
Seriously? This is a reprehensible Tweet. https://t.co/2pzfYItK8h
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) November 2, 2015
— Marc Danziger (@marcdanziger) November 2, 2015
Gawker just made a bit of an error of judgment on its Fred Thompson headline, I'd say. Just a bit. https://t.co/kEIvNEgruC
— Martin Pengelly (@MartinPengelly) November 2, 2015
Always classy. https://t.co/cQK9TMJfYj
— JWF (@JammieWF) November 2, 2015
— Bob ن (@BobHicks_) November 2, 2015
— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) November 2, 2015
Don't worry too much about what @gawker tweets. They're in the last throes before Hulk Hogan owns all their asses.
— ن Mikey Ramone ن (@ThePantau) November 2, 2015
@Gawker Must you always be the worst?
— Joey Jones (@ACjoeyjones) November 1, 2015
— Red Pickle (@redsoutrage) November 1, 2015
— Joe the Dissident (@joethepatriotic) November 1, 2015
Screenshot for posterity in case they delete it:
— Amy Curtis (@moderncomments) November 1, 2015