Left-wing comedian and author Lizz Winstead - one of the co-creators of "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" - took some heat yesterday for tweeting jokes about the tornado in Oklahoma. She said, quote, "This tornado is in Oklahoma, so clearly it has been ordered to only target conservatives." She also joked that the tornado bumped her from MSNBC, and asked, quote, "How long has Obama known about this Tornado?" Only after her followers started turning on her did Lizz issue an apology, quote, "Made a political joke, Twas before devastation revealed. In hindsight, had I understood, I would have refrained. Beyond sorry. #LetMeHaveIt." Meanwhile, conservative pundit Erick Erickson Tweeted that he wonders "when President Obama will find out about Oklahoma." He's been getting a lot of hate, too, but he's not apologizing.
I hate reading about these "political jokes" - this is not a political matter - party lines are irrelevant in this case. Let's come together and support those who are hurting and need our love, prayers and help during this time.