Time magazine’s senior national correspondent Michael Grunwald tweeted Saturday night that he “can’t wait” for a drone strike to take out WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
WikiLeaks called for Grunwald’s resignation and the tweet was promptly deleted.
“I can’t wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out Julian Assange,” Mr. Grunwald tweeted, according to Mediaite.
An array of threats followed, until the tweet was deleted.
“Fair point. I'll delete. @rober1236Jua my main problem with this is it gives Assange supporters a nice safe persecution complex to hide in,” Grunwald tweeted.
Later, @wikileaks tweeted, “We have written to TIME magazine to ask for Michael Grunwald’s resignation.”
“Michael Grunwald posted an offensive tweet from his personal Twitter account that is in no way representative of TIME’s views. He regrets having tweeted it, and he removed it from his feed,” a spokesperson for Time later told Mediaite.