Liberal website Salon shocked many late Friday night with a tweet that used the deadly terror attacks in Paris to attack conservatives.
"Real terror unfolds in Paris," the tweet said. "Perhaps this will convince the right to done down their incessant violent rhetoric."
Real terror unfolds in Paris. Perhaps this will convince the right to done down their incessant violent rhetoric https://t.co/1C0U19lw0Q— Salon.com (@Salon) November 14, 2015
The tweet linked to a story by Chauncey Devega who assailed the political right for "incendiary rhetoric" that "does in fact lead to action."
Immediately after the article was published and posted to Twitter, readers blasted the website.
@Salon wow, just, wow. What a contemptible tweet.— David Mastio (@David Mastio)1447469031.0
.@Salon Delete your account.— steve (@steve)1447468506.0
@Salon I'm un-following you. I'm a solid liberal, but this is a callous, cynical use of a tragedy. Fire the person responsible for this.— DK Wallace (@DK Wallace)1447465716.0
@Fufkin_Artie @Salon Seriously. This is the most disgraceful, disgusting thing posted tonight. A total disgrace.— Greg 🇺🇸 (@Greg 🇺🇸)1447465779.0
Devega, however, stood by his story and mocked critics on Twitter.
Got the bleach out to deal with the Right-wing trolls who can't deal w. basic truth telling about Paris Terror Attacks and GOP rhetoric.— chauncey devega (@chauncey devega)1447467443.0
Priceless right-wing propagandized mumbo jumbo pseudo intellectual mess. Love it! Keep it coming! https://t.co/3OaTsfhDDc— chauncey devega (@chauncey devega)1447468091.0
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