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Time correspondent under fire for tweet suggesting Assange be killed in drone strike

Time correspondent under fire for tweet suggesting Assange be killed in drone strike

Time senior national correspondent Michael Grunwald has apologized for a tweet in which he suggested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be killed in a drone strike.

"I can't wait to write a defense of the drone strike that takes out Julian Assange," Grunwald wrote on Twitter on Saturday afternoon.

The tweet was met with immediate criticism by fellow journalists, including the Guardian's Glenn Greenwald:

In response, WikiLeaks called for Grunwald's resignation:

In a statement, Time magazine called the tweet "offensive" and distanced itself from Grunwald's views:

Michael Grunwald posted an offensive tweet from his personal Twitter account that is no way representative of TIME's views. He regrests having tweeted it, and he removed it from his Twitter feed.

Grunwald later apologized on Twitter:

He added:

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