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