Jackasses, each and every one, as their own coverage of the campaign compels people to do this. Also worth noting the media continues to complain that it’s Trump supporters who are the dangerous problem, despite every piece of evidence of violence, including the deliberate arranging of it at Trump rallies, coming from the Democrats and their affiliated groups.
The Los Angeles Times on Thursday fired a freelance reporter who tweeted that he hoped Donald Trump would die.
“Earlier today, Steven Borowiec, a freelance journalist in South Korea, posted a tweet about Donald Trump on his personal Twitter profile that violated our professional standards,” the paper said in a statement to the Washington Examiner.
“The Los Angeles Times is committed to fair, evenhanded coverage of the presidential campaign, and expects all journalists representing the paper, including non-staff contributors such as Mr. Borowiec, to adhere to this standard in their articles and social media posts,” it said. “We regard Mr. Borowiec’s comment as inexcusable, and we have ended our relationship with him.”
Borowiec openly mused on Twitter about the death of Trump before deleting the message once it was highlighted by another reporter.