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Conservative Commentator's Tasteless, Transphobic Tweet Backfires Big Time

Conservative Commentator's Tasteless, Transphobic Tweet Backfires Big Time


When Bill Kristol poked fun at Martin O'Malley's support for transgender Americans on twitter, his followers poked back, with derision and disgust.

It's not apparent what Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol expected would happen after he tweeted a sarcastic political comment early Sunday.

But right now, the three most common words you'll find all over the twitter feed of the conservative commentator, frequently seen on Fox News Channel and other talk programs representing that point of view, are "delete your account."

All because of this:

Kristol, who is in 2012 made headlines when his right-wing website published an ad warning readers about "the gay agenda," is perhaps most famous for his ardent, unrelenting support of the War in Iraq.

He joined the twitter social media messaging service in November 2014. As Talking Points Memo reported, his first tweet, an innocuous plug for his podcast, almost immediately set off a wave of "delete your account" replies.

But Sunday's tweet targeting the newly announced Democratic candidate for president, pro-LGBT rights supporter and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, really fired up those who follow Kristol.

Note the language in some tweets is NSF.

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