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Jake Tapper decries 'sickening' liberals 'dancing on the grave of a conservative

CNN's Jake Tapper decried the liberals on his social media timeline that were "dancing on the grave of a conservative," Bob Owens, who was found dead Monday. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

CNN's Jake Tapper acknowledged on social media the sorrow of a family who lost a father, and then had to face the vitriol of his less than sympathetic liberal followers. He criticized the "sickening" liberals that were "dancing on the grave of a conservative."

"For family and friends of @bob_owens -- so sorry for your loss. Horrible news," he tweeted.

Bob Owens was the editor of Bearing Arms, a popular Second Amendment advocacy website. He was found dead in North Carolina Monday with a gunshot to the head and a weapon nearby. His last Facebook post read, "In the end, it turns out that I'm not strong. I'm a coward, and a selfish son of a bitch. I'm sorry," leading some to believe that he took his own life.

Tapper's tweet offering sympathy for the Owens' family brought out the worst in some liberals, who mocked his tragic death.

"Jake, can you confirm the reports that Bob was wearing a diaper when he owned himself," read one tweet from a contributor to Vice News.

Another responded, "Glad Bob Owens died at the hands of a mad man with a gun[.]"

Another tweeted, "love to respect racist s**theads when they finally do the right thing and turn off the lights."

Some reposted to Tapper comments Owens had offered in the past about Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen who was fatally shot, in order to mock his death.

Tapper responded, "I didn't like everything he said or did but he is now dead and he left behind a wife and children. Go find some humanity."

Another characterized his sympathy as reaching out to "white supremacists," to which Tapper replied, "I have no idea what you're talking about. All I'm seeing is a lot of liberals dancing on the grave of a conservative. It's sickening."

Police are still investigating whether Owens' death was a suicide or if foul play was involved.

A GoFundMe page has been created for Bob Owens' family.

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