WSJ's James Taranto Apologizes for Aurora, Colorado Tweet

Reply Sat 28 Jul, 2012 07:53 am
The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto spent about 1,000 words explaining and apologizing for a 15-word July 24 tweet about victims in the Aurora, Colorado "Dark Knight Rises" shooting.

Taranto had tweeted "I hope the girls whose boyfriends died to save them were worthy of the sacrifice," writing about three of the killed -- Jonathan Blunk, Matt McQuinn, and Alex Teves -- who had blocked bullets from their girlfriends.

His apology, published in a July 25 post for the Wall Street Journal, was titled "Heroes of Aurora: A Mea Culpa for an Errant Tweet," and was written suggesting more people were involved in the tweets and the apology, but the Huffington Post noted Taranto said he was the "sole author of tweets and columns" and was writing in the collective "editorial 'we.'" Taranto wrote:
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