Alan Pyke, the Deputy Economic Policy Editor for ThinkProgress, posted that he wanted Fox News President Roger Ailes to die after he saw how Fox was covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri in response to the shooting death of Michael Brown.
I hope Roger Ailes dies slow, painful, and soon. The evil that man has done to the American tapestry is unprecedented for an individual.
— Alan Pyke (@PykeA) August 14, 2014
Pykes’ tweet came shortly after President Obama encouraged Americans to “take a step back” while emotions ran high and appealed for “peace and calm” in the situation.
Pykes describes himself as “reflexively assholish” on his Twitter profile but adds that he is “tryin real hard to be the shepherd.”