From the News Sentinel
The University of Tennessee is investigating a tweet by one of its law professors after the faculty member and contributing columnist for USA TODAY and the News Sentinel urged motorists to run over demonstrators blocking traffic in Charlotte, N.C.
The USA TODAY editorial page editor, meanwhile, said Glenn Reynolds had violated the newspaper’s standards and Reynold’s twice-a-week column would be suspended for a month.
“I didn’t live up to my own standards, and I didn’t meet USA TODAY’s standards,” Reynolds said in a statement on the USA TODAY website. “For that I apologize, to USA TODAY readers and to my followers on social media.”
Twitter briefly suspended Reynolds’ account after he responded to a tweet from a TV news station in Charlotte that showed protesters on Interstate 277. “Run them down,” he wrote.
Reynolds, the creator of the Instapundit blog, tweets from the handle @Instapundit.
He posted to Twitter shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday that his account had been unblocked after he agreed to delete the offending tweet.