Skip to comments.REPORTER WHO FALSELY CLAIMED ANNAPOLIS SHOOTER WORE MAGA HAT RESIGNS
Posted on 06/29/2018 8:52:03 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
A reporter at a Massachusetts-based newspaper resigned Friday after falsely claiming in a tweet Thursday that the man who killed five employees at the Capital Gazzete newspaper left a Make America Great Again hat at the crime scene.
Shooter who killed 4 people at Annapolis newspaper dropped his #MAGA hat on newsroom floor before opening fire, Conor Berry, a reporter at The Republican in Springfield, Mass., wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
Berry, who covered politics and crime for The Republican, apologized for the stupid and regrettable tweet Friday, adding that it made his 21-year career as a journalist come to a screeching halt.
Berrys bio on Twitter now reads: Former newspaper reporter.
Berry took full responsibility for the tweet in a resignation notice posted Friday on The Republicans website.
I am ashamed of my tweet, which taints the good work of fair-minded journalists everywhere, Berry said.
We need to be more vigilant than ever to be fair and accurate in a climate in which we are scrutinized and criticized, said Wayne Phaneuf, the executive editor of the newspaper, in a statement.
In a follow-up interview with the Boston Globe, Berry said his tweet was a snarky, sarcastic, cynical remark, and lamented that his tweet gave more fuel to critics of the news media that believe reporters try to push a partisan agenda.
He got caught. Sometimes the lie is just too blatant.
Perhaps he can hook up with that ugly redhead comedian woman thingy and they can do some sort of victim duet?
It’s a wonder that he actually resigned and didn’t try to stick it out.
That guy votes....what an abject failure. At his age , to discover you are not an impartial reporter would be depressing. He’s only got 20 or 30 years to get it right.
More fuel to the notion that the news business is corrupt top to bottom...right to left with pockets of decency...
Yelling “fire” in a crowded theater.
Hillary got caught too... she always used the term ‘deplorable when she was with her tacky ‘swells’...
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000 From link:
NEW BOOK: Hillary Clinton Went On F**k-Laced Tirade Against Trump During 2016 Debate Prep
According to Chozick, Hillarys quip about deplorable Trump supporters was a hit with her rich friends.
The Deplorables always got a laugh, over living-room chats in the Hamptons, at dinner parties under the stars on Marthas Vineyard, over passed hors doeuvres in Beverly Hills, and during sunset cocktails in Silicon Valley, she said. (RELATED: BOOK: In Private, Hillary Would Always Say That Trump Supporters Were Deplorable During The Campaign)
And they wonder why Trump calls the media the enemy of the people.
To take a job offer from CNN, MSNBC or the DNC
I’m not at all surprised, .. just another scummy reporter that is spewing lies!
Fair minded journalists? They are few and far between.
overgrown snowflake trying to look tough with the shades and the ‘stache and goatee.
what a joke of a human being.
Here is a link to the TWO times she used the comment publicly . . . . Including the descriptive language accompanying it.
The very worst thing (probably the only thing, other than the fact tha he got caught and is ‘losing’ his job) is that “ his tweet gave more fuel to critics of the news media ...”
The lie is the weapon used most often by the criminal.
This guy is different than most. He tweeted a number of full, complete apologies. No excuses, no blame shifting, no snarky stuff. I read a number of them and saw nothing other than it was wrong and I did it and I should have known better.
He was a real man about it and I found myself with a surprising amount of unexpected respect for the guy. I was shocked, to say the least.
“Shooter, shooter,” yeah, it’s all about firearms and gun control. Don’t be hoodwinked into using the language of linguistic activists.
Anyway, the murder suspect was only following Biden’s advise with a shotgun and strayed a little from his home.
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