It boggles the mind how, with negative Twitter comments making the news, a Canadian newspaper's city editor could joke about Jack Layton's death from cancer Monday.
But joke he did and while Dave Naylor later deleted his offensive Tweet and apologized -`"I apogize (sic) for my earlier tweet. It was insensitive and uncalled for" - his original comment was screen-captured.
We won't repeat the original comment, but it can be found at goo.gl/v3yfW
The reaction can be found here https://twitter.com/#!/Nobby7694
A serious lapse in judgment, no doubt fed by Sun Media's disgraceful cross-Canada front page pre-election Layton massage parlour story 20 years after the non-event in Toronto
Naylor says in his Twitter info that "the views are mine and not my employer," but he also states he is "Calgary Sun city editor."
Does he seriously believe his association with a major Canadian daily newspaper is erased by saying the views are his own?
One Tweeter tells Naylor: "Somehow I think your employer will care about the views you expressed today."
All the while, editors at the Calgary Sun were assembling Jack Layton stories and tributes from near and far for their online and print editions.
Are Naylor's Tweet retraction and apology sufficient?