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There are times when the veil slips, revealing some establishment journalists to be what they truly are: government lackeys who stand outside the 'Fourth Estate.'

Such a moment just happened, for TIME Magazine's senior national correspondent, Mike Grunwald, just advocated for the extrajudicial murder of an international journalist via U.S. drone strike:

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Of course, Grunwald deleted his Tweet when its folly became clear. However, it wasn't until this senior journalist at a national magazine revealed a salivating desire for his next column to be a defense of an extrajudicial drone strike on WikiLeaks maven Julian Assange.

Nothing short of his resignation, or firing, is acceptable. Unless, that is, TIME Magazine shares his views.



Author's Note:

This was Time Magazine's response:

Grunwald's employer distanced itself from the substance of his tweet. "Michael Grunwald posted an offensive tweet from his personal Twitter account that is in no way representative of TIME's views," a TIME spokesperson said. "He regrets having tweeted it, and he removed it from his feed."

Originally posted to David Harris-Gershon (The Troubadour) on Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 06:01 PM PDT.

Also republished by Writing by David Harris Gershon and Wikileaks Informationthread.

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