As Twitchy told you earlier, Glenn Reynolds, aka Instapundit, found his Twitter account suspended after he tweeted “Run them down” in response to a report that rioters in Charlotte were stopping traffic and surrounding vehicles. Twitter ultimately reinstated his account on the condition that he remove the “offensive” tweet. The University of Tennessee College of Law, where Reynolds teaches, is also “investigating this matter.”

And now, USA Today has announced that they’ve suspended Reynolds for one month:

From Politico:

“USA TODAY expects its columnists to provide thoughtful, reasoned contributions to the national conversation, on all platforms,” Bill Sternberg, the editorial page editor of USA Today, said in a statement to POLITICO. “Glenn Reynolds’ Run them down’ tweet, in response to a news report about protesters in Charlotte stopping traffic and surrounding vehicles, was a violation of that standard and can be interpreted as an incitement to violence. Reynolds, a law professor at the University of Tennessee who writes twice a week for USA TODAY, has apologized. His column has been suspended for one month.”

Reynolds’ apology was posted on USA Today’s website:


Despite that, many tweeters feel he has nothing to apologize for:

For what it’s worth, Reynolds defended himself here.



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