AOL’s Huffington Post featured a joke about this morning’s Wisconsin shootings by Twitter ‘personality’ @Shoq on their front page only hours after the tragedy. While most civilized human beings would consider the incident off-limits for a humor but since the joke attacked a well known conservative, it’s apparently not an issue. Shoq – whose real name is Matt Edelstein – posted to his Twitter account:
Shoq If we’re lucky (which we rarely are), the shooter’s tattoo will read: ” I <3@RushLimbaugh. " #templeshooting
Shoq / Edelstein was a co-founder and leader of the “Stop Rush” twitter campaign attempting to get Rush Limbaugh off the air after comments the popular conservative radio host made about liberal activist Sandra Fluke in March. Edelstein was recently caught on an audio recording bragging that he could reach the head of Obama For America or former “Green Jobs” Czar Van Jones with one phone call.
Huffington Post regularly features tweets by @Shoq on a ticker on their front page. Shoq / Edelstein is well known for his vicious, often vile attacks on conservatives.
UPDATE : Another ‘zinger’ from @Shoq: