Brendan James

Brendan James is a newswriter at Talking Points Memo. Before joining TPM, he worked as a reporter at Yahoo! News and interned at Andrew Sullivan's blog The Dish. He can be reached at brendan@talkingpointsmemo.com. Follow him on Twitter at @deep_beige.

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A think tank whose official Twitter account told Amnesty International to "suck it" early Tuesday has blamed the lewd tweet on an intern.

A spokesman for the Center for Strategic and International Studies told TPM on Tuesday by email that he was "embarrassed about this unfortunate situation" and was working to reach out to Amnesty International with a more thorough apology.

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