A day after publishing a defensive op-ed penned by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the Wall Street Journal's editorial board wrote a headline for an article about Sen. Susan Collins' (R-ME) "yes" vote on the nominee that some say referenced the nature of the allegations against him.
"Susan Collins Consents" read the editorial board's Friday night headline — and many Twitter users responded to it.
"WSJ editorial board makes a rape joke," Slate's April Glaser tweeted.
"Tasteful as always," the popular @nycsouthpaw account noted.
Tasteful as always, wsj editorial board. https://t.co/pMDg5Ndkqy— southpaw (@southpaw) 1538782833.0
Check out more responses below:
Let me guess, @WSJOpinion: NO WOMEN were in the room when the decision to run a piece with the "clever" title "Susa… https://t.co/RwvksWh72C— Shelley Krause (Call your reps! 202-224-3121) (@Shelley Krause (Call your reps! 202-224-3121)) 1538784755.0
Sometimes I wish I believed in God so I could believe that the people who write headlines like this would burn in H… https://t.co/Vh69pfC6L1— Craig Calcaterra (@Craig Calcaterra) 1538784484.0
The @WSJ Editorial Board published a story with the title “Susan Collins Consents.” Is this willfully ignorant, a m… https://t.co/5VJQGnOrha— D. A. Wood 🇺🇸🌊 🇺🇸🌊 🇺🇸🌊 (@D. A. Wood 🇺🇸🌊 🇺🇸🌊 🇺🇸🌊) 1538784211.0
I’m not normally one for obscenities, but holy fuck is this a dumb and insensitive headline, @WSJ. You need to chan… https://t.co/ZNunzZTks9— Scott R. Anderson (@Scott R. Anderson) 1538783667.0
Making a rape joke to own the libs https://t.co/UuUViakgNL— Tom Scocca (@Tom Scocca) 1538782950.0
Just what we need to settle things down after a contentious few weeks. @WSJ editorial board decides a sexual innu… https://t.co/5OrYbcKnA3— Eric Karl Hontz (@Eric Karl Hontz) 1538785295.0
Flat out rape joke from the @WSJ, once a great newspaper. https://t.co/r7OGA3aW38— Charles Finch (@Charles Finch) 1538783468.0
This headline shows who they are. Wall Street Journal’s Editorial Board titles their editorial: “Susan Collins C… https://t.co/Q9O6U5aAFz— Ryan Goodman (@Ryan Goodman) 1538783473.0