The 50 Most Controversial Tweets of Summer 2012

9. WSJ Editor's Aurora Tweet

Date: July 24
Tweeter: @@jamestaranto
Tweet: “I hope the girls whose boyfriends died to save them were worthy of the sacrifice.”

Wall Street Journal editor James Taranto raised eyebrows and lost a ton of journalistic credibility for his tweet about the Colorodo shooting where three men died protectiong their girlfriends. His feed was flooded with scathing responses with one Twitter user named @dennholt tweeting: "Wow. Apparently, you have no soul." Taranto went on to defend his comment calling it “challenging” and retweeted some of his hate replies.

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