The Washington Post reporter was targeted for ‘carrying water for a progressive agenda’.
Washington Post White House reporter Anne Linsky on Sunday deleted a tweet about President Biden’s visit to a cemetery where his daughter, son and ex-wife were buried.
“Biden goes to church and walks through a cemetery in Wilmington as his legislative agenda to die in Washington,” Linksky tweeted. After a flurry of criticism and outrage, Lynskey deleted the tweet.
“I deleted an earlier tweet that didn’t intend to commit a crime,” she said.
Tech journalist, Ed Bot, responded by asking Linsky if he was “really unable to apologize.”
A Washington Post reporter later tweeted an addendum. She said, “It was a badly conceived and insensitive tweet. I’m sorry.”
Biden went to Wilmington, Delaware, this weekend, where he attended a Catholic church adjacent to the cemetery.
When Biden was elected to the Senate in 1972, a car accident Killed his wife, Neelia Hunter, and newborn daughter. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at Wilmington General Hospital. His sons were injured in the accident; Hunter had a skull fracture and Beau had a fractured leg. Beau later died of brain cancer in 2015. All three are buried in the cemetery, where Biden regularly visits.
Many criticized Lynskey for what he called the “derogatory tweet”.
John Cooper, a Biden supporter and former Barack Obama campaign chairman, said, “You can delete this derogatory tweet…
“You may know that Joe Biden’s late son, wife and daughter are all buried in that cemetery. You apologize.”
Fred Gutenberg, whose daughter Marjorie Stoneman was killed in the Douglas High School shooting, said, “I’m someone who goes to the cemetery to see my murdered daughter. I’m angry and angry. Which part of you did that? Thought it was okay?”
Former NBC journalist Margaret Larson said a “correction” was in order.
Attorney Elliot Hamilton said, “You were too busy carrying water for a progressive agenda rather than really thinking about the content of your tweet.”