TIME Reporter Calls for Julian Assange's Assassination, WikiLeaks Demands Resignation

August 18th, 2013 11:34 AM

Michael Grunwald, TIME magazine's senior national correspondent, called for the United States government to assassinate Julian Assange with a drone strike Saturday.

WikiLeaks responded by demanding his resignation.

Grunwald's tweet was met with immediate criticism, so much so that he eventually deleted it:

Assange's organization WikiLeaks also responded:

TIME issued a statement: “Michael Grunwald posted an offensive tweet from his personal Twitter account that is in no way representative of TIME’s views. He regrets having tweeted it, and he removed it from his feed.”