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Liberal Editor Apologizes For ‘Insensitive & Inappropriate' Joke Moments After News of Paul Walker's Death

Posted by on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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Liberal Editor Apologizes For ‘Insensitive & Inappropriate' Joke Moments After News of Paul Walker's Death

 

 After news of actor Paul Walker's death, an editor of a feminist website turned to Twitter to ask why Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker couldn't have perished instead. 

"Why couldn't it be Scott Walker?" Jezebel news editor Erin Gloria Ryan tweeted Saturday night.  

Liberal Editor Apologizes For Insensitive & Inappropriate Joke Moments After News of Paul Walkers Death

Erin Gloria Ryan ignited controversy with this tweet Saturday. (Image source: Screen grab via The Desk)

Her tweet was immediately met with criticism from both liberals and conservatives.

Between her stance on selfies and that flippant remark about Scott Walker, @morninggloria is really making Jezebel look even worse than b4.

Leave it to Jezebel to wish death on someone they disagree with politically in the wake of a tragic event https://t.co/2XOyGHdlTx
Liberal Editor Apologizes For Insensitive & Inappropriate Joke Moments After News of Paul Walkers Death
 
Class re Walker death. RT @morninggloria: why couldn't it be scott walker. :( #wisconsintweets
Liberal Editor Apologizes For Insensitive & Inappropriate Joke Moments After News of Paul Walkers Death
@DLoesch
Dana Loesch
You are absolutely vile & horrible. RT @morninggloria: why couldn't it be scott walker. :( #wisconsintweets
Liberal Editor Apologizes For Insensitive & Inappropriate Joke Moments After News of Paul Walkers Death
@mchastain81
Mary Chastain
DISGUSTING wishing death on anyone. Shame on you. RT @morninggloria: why couldn't it be scott walker. :( #wisconsintweets
Liberal Editor Apologizes For Insensitive & Inappropriate Joke Moments After News of Paul Walkers Death
@SkiGarmisch
Michelle Lancaster
 

But Ryan defended her comment about 15-minutes after she initially posted it to social media.

"Wow, conservatives are about as bad at jokes making fun of celebrity worship as they are at governing Wisconsin," she said, according to The Desk.

About 90-minutes later, she removed the controversial tweet and issued an apology.

"Dumb joke deleted," she wrote. "Apologies."

"I don't wish death on anyone," she later added. "Joking about that was insensitive and inappropriate."

I don't wish death on anyone. Joking about that was insensitive and inappropriate.
Liberal Editor Apologizes For Insensitive & Inappropriate Joke Moments After News of Paul Walkers Death
@morninggloria
Erin Gloria Ryan

(H/T: The Desk)

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 http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/01/liberal-editor-apologizes-for-insensitive-inappropriate-joke-moments-after-news-of-paul-walkers-death/

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jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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Leave it to the blaze...

tanyainmizzou
by on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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The problem is the source instead of an editor wishing death on a political figure they don't like?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

Leave it to the blaze...


AtiFreeFalls
by Silver Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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What a horrible thing to say.

I don't know why her liberalism is such a central focus here, though.  She's a douchecanoe.  They come in all shapes and sizes and genders and political leanings. 

JoshRachelsMAMA
by JRM on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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So what
AtiFreeFalls
by Silver Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:54 AM
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 No, the problem is the source trying to make ALL liberals out to be douchecanoes because ONE said something completely horrible.  Otherwise why would her liberalism even be mentioned?  Obviously her issue is that she is LIBERAL, not that she is an asshole.

Quoting tanyainmizzou:

The problem is the source instead of an editor wishing death on a political figure they don't like?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

Leave it to the blaze...

 

 

LoveMyBoyK
by Ruby Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Wow, what a bitch. 

AlekD
by Gold Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:56 AM
Because she wished death on a conservative.

Quoting AtiFreeFalls:

What a horrible thing to say.

I don't know why her liberalism is such a central focus here, though.  She's a douchecanoe.  They come in all shapes and sizes and genders and political leanings. 

tanyainmizzou
by on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Oh because people on the other side don't do the exact same thing?

It is okay just to say she is wrong and move on.  And it was said because she is a liberal and he is not.

Quoting AtiFreeFalls:

 No, the problem is the source trying to make ALL liberals out to be douchecanoes because ONE said something completely horrible.  Otherwise why would her liberalism even be mentioned?  Obviously her issue is that she is LIBERAL, not that she is an asshole.

Quoting tanyainmizzou:

The problem is the source instead of an editor wishing death on a political figure they don't like?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

Leave it to the blaze...


 


coolmommy2x
by Gold Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 9:58 AM
Sounds like if she wasn't a liberal the title and comments would've been different. I agree her joke was in poor taste but based on the comments shown here, it seems like anything she says will be jumped on because she's a liberal and these followers don't seem to be.
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jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Dec. 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Nope, it was an asshole move.

As for the "Liberal Editor...." gah.  At least they pointed out that both liberals and conservatives were outraged.

Quoting tanyainmizzou:

The problem is the source instead of an editor wishing death on a political figure they don't like?

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

Leave it to the blaze...




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