A Los Angeles Times reporter who said that he wanted Donald Trump dead won’t be covering the election — or much of anything else, really — for a very long time.
Steven Borowiec, a freelance journalist who worked for the paper in South Korea, was fired after a tweet surfaced showing him saying, “I would rather see Donald Trump’s life end.”
The tweet was deleted (which, as you know, always solves every problem).
However, the Los Angeles Times confirmed to TheBlaze that he had been terminated for the disgusting statement.
— Nick Iannelli (@NickWTOP) November 3, 2016
“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 statement read.
“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. We regard Mr. Borowiec’s comment as inexcusable, and we have ended our relationship with him.”
Borowiec later apologized, saying that the tweet was “in jest.” Yeah, that one usually doesn’t work, either.
Generally, wishing death upon major party candidates (or for that matter, even minor party candidates) is what’s typically known as a “red flag” in the whole employment thing. It’s especially bad when you do it on social media so that everyone can see it.
However, it’s hardly a surprise to us. After all, a recent poll concluded that far from the emissaries of love and peace they think themselves to be, Hillary Clinton supporters are actually the intolerant ones.
In the poll, conducted by Pew Research, 58 percent of Hillary Clinton supporters said they would have a “hard time” respecting a Donald Trump supporter. That’s compared to only 40 percent of Trump supporters who said the same thing about Hillary Clinton.
We’ve seen violence, firebombings, stolen yard signs, all from the basket of intolerants that Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has assembled. Steven Borowiec is one of them, and it cost him his job.
I also wouldn’t count on getting another one any time soon, Steven.