On Friday The Daily Caller stirred up sticky emotions within the left wing media when they tweeted what some felt was poor taste. The topic: The 70-year-old Akron diner owner who died from a heart attack Friday just three hours after meeting President Obama. The body was likely still warm when The Daily Caller made the crack.
Were they trying to antagonize? Take a look.
Daily Caller: “Obama might have lost a vote in Ohio.” They linked to this, a story by Justin Green that was a mere 93 words and packed with basics and a quote from the Akron Beacon Journal.
HuffPost political reporter Sabrina Siddiqui: “Show some class.”
TPM‘s Brian Beutler: “And perhaps some side boob.”
Mother Jones‘ soon-to-be full-time Washington-based Social Media guru and National Security Correspondent Adam Weinstein remarked, “You don’t have to be a loyal opposition. You don’t even have to be respectful. But can you at least be humane? @DailyCaller”
And the DNC’s mouthy Social Media coordinator Greg Greene weighed in, saying, “They could do worse. They could send Neil Munro to cover the funeral.”