Margaret Thatcher dies - Twitter reaction as CNN blunders with Jimmy Savile picture and Guido Fawkes closes for a day
Following the news that Baroness Margaret Thatcher died peacefully this morning after a stroke, the nation has taken to Twitter to discuss the loss.With Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, and Thatcher all trending, both positive and negative comments are being made about the former Prime Minister.Unfortunately, CNN are also grabbing a large amount of room on Twitter as well, after running a picture of Thatcher with Jimmy Savile during its on-air broadcast.
Oh dear someone at CNN obviously didn't get the memo - runs obit pic of Thatcher with Jimmy Savile: twitter.com/fieldproducer/…— Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) April 8, 2013It has also been suggested – but not confirmed – that the BBC made a typo in an article and suggested that Thatcher died following a ‘strike’.Guido Fawkes has announced that he is shutting the site for the day as a mark of respect.
Well done BBC "Margaret Thatcher dies following a strike" twitpic.com/chwr91— HeardinLondon (@HeardinLondon) April 8, 2013
The blog will be closed today as a mark of respect [PICTURE] twitter.com/MediaGuido/sta…— Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) April 8, 2013
"It was with great sadness that l learned of Lady Thatcher’s death. We've lost a great leader, a great Prime Minister and a great Briton"— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) April 8, 2013
No tears in this house over the death of Thatcher. The same I suspect in large swathes of the UK & Ireland.— Brian McNally (@McNallyMirror) April 8, 2013
RT @martinbelam: @fieldproducer @jamesrbuk “What Twitter will look like on the day that Thatcher dies” - twitter.com/currybet/statu…— Popbitch (@popbitch) April 8, 2013
Some of the despicable scum tweeting foul mouth comments on my Baroness Thatcher tweet, were still drinking milk from a teat in the 80's— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) April 8, 2013
Devastated to read of the death of Lady Thatcher. The greatest woman ever to have entered politics. Our greatest peacetime Prime Minister.— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) April 8, 2013
Applause at NUS National Conference for Thatcher's death.— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) April 8, 2013
I really hope left and right don’t disgrace themselves today. A human being, mother and friend has died. That’s all we need to know.— Mark Sparrow (@MarkGSparrow) April 8, 2013
Very sad to hear of death of Baroness Thatcher.Her memory will live long after the world has forgotten the grey suits of today's politics.— Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) April 8, 2013
My condolence to Thatcher family. First woman pm, a towering figure in British politics.— Harriet Harman (@HarrietHarman) April 8, 2013