Originally Posted by Vis
Did anyone see the tweet by Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto?
"I hope the girls whose boyfriends died to save them were worthy of the sacrifice."
What an ass
Yep - Taranto (who has a track record of being a tool) initiaily took exception to the harsh responses to what he described as his "challenging" tweet but now has a column posted that tries to walk back what he now describes as his "ill considered" tweet
We intended this to be thought-provoking, but to judge by the response, very few people received it that way. The vast majority found it offensive and insulting. This column has often argued that a failure of public communication is the fault of the public communicator, and that's certainly true in this case.
Stupid tweeting - it's not just a problem for pro athletes