The AP was shredded for its tweet Saturday about the death of George H.W. Bush, which referred to the former president as “a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term.”

So well over a day later, the account tweets this.

The text of the “revision” tweet combined with the fact that the original tweet remained on the account for over 24 hours says so much about the AP.

A former president and someone who gave much of his life to serving the country has passed.

More importantly, a family member and friend has been lost.

For the AP, it is an opportunity to bring up the elements that led to his presidential demise, only to delete and “revise” the tweet a day later.



Ratio alert! The Associated Press is getting shredded for a ‘very bad tweet’ about George H.W. Bush