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AP warns reporters to be safe after harassment from Sanders fans

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posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 12:30 PM
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The Associated Press is warning reporters to be careful after some threats were received from disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters.

The threats were sent over social media, email, and phone calls.

AP is getting blame for showing Hillary Clinton had enough delegates to win the Democrat nomination a couple of days ahead of the June 7th primary elections in several states, particularly California.

I think many Sanders supporters are thinking the announcement from AP may have cost Bernie some votes.

Hopefully this will not trend into a bigger problem.

AP warns reporters to be safe after harassment from Sanders fans


The Associated Press is warning its reporters to stay vigilant after several received harassing messages from supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Danny Spriggs, the AP's vice president for global security, said some reporters have received angry emails, social media messages and phone calls after the AP declared Hillary Clinton the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

"We have not received any specific security threats," Spriggs said in an email to employees, according to Poynter. "It is always good to practice situational awareness around AP bureaus and offices."

The AP on Monday declared Clinton the Democratic nominee, saying she had enough pledged delegates and superdelegate support to reach the party's threshold for the nomination.






posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 12:34 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

It is all rigged and 2016 has exposed the political process for the farce it truly is...AP is just part of the machine.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 12:35 PM
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I almost feel sorry for AP reporters.

They should be able to do their jobs without having to worry about fringe wing loons.

Considering past events of the past eight years, and what has transpired the last few months at political events.

They should be concerned.

Sanders should be telling his 'fans' to cool their heels.

After all that is the responsible thing to do RIGHT?



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 12:48 PM
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I just hope there is not a revolution for socialism coming and I end up having to fight for freedom under our current terrible government. That would be worst case though.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 12:51 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Oh boo hoo! The AP has received emails, tweets, and phone calls after they announced Clinton won the nomination before the last Super Tuesday using the farce Super Delegates as her ticket to the winners circle. AP even admits no threats were made so this story is just AP's way of smearing Sanders supporters.

Guess AP is a snowflake organization who needs their safe place from criticism of what they call "journalism".

Go to Hell AP.


edit on 8-6-2016 by Swills because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen
I wouldn't worry.

What could possibly go wrong?
ETA: Caution, video may be a trigger and found offensive.


There are really some classics in this video. I highly recommend watching the whole thing for the most
moments.
edit on 6 8 2016 by stosh64 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:00 PM
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NYT Reporters are fearing for their lives too.



Amy Chozick
Verified account ‏@amychozick

Political reporter for The New York Times.
Hillary Clinton chronicler.

I won't be answering calls from unknown numbers today, after third call from Bernie supporters telling me they'd hunt me down in the streets

twitter.com...



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

It's going viral !!




posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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a reply to: stosh64

This country truly deserves to burn to the ground, So we can start over.

'Trump thinks all muslims are terrorists' !

Sanders says ALL bankers,rich people are evil' !



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: neo96


This country truly deserves to burn to the ground, So we can start over.


I agree it is sadly the only remaining solution.

It is the only hope for my grand children.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Amy Chozick also retweeted this

mettle of a commander in chief, charisma of a drinking buddy, warmth of a favorite aunt.
in regard to Hillary Clinton. She is supposed to be a 'Clinton Chronicler' for the paper, not a Clinton fangirl.

Three separate calls to her said the same thing? Odd. Looks like someone looking for retweets and attention.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Epidemic!
These tweets are pretty evil & disgusting (WARNING: Graphic Language)


Bernie Sanders Supporters Attack Reporters Online After Hillary Clinton Declared Nominee

www.huffingtonpost.com...?te=TMZ
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posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen
Pretty easy for some to pose as a Supporter of any Candidate and become aggressive with an entirely different outcome in mind.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:18 PM
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I would imagine a look at their twitter history would be illustrative of their allegiance.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: stosh64
a reply to: xuenchen
I wouldn't worry.

What could possibly go wrong?
ETA: Caution, video may be a trigger and found offensive.


There are really some classics in this video. I highly recommend watching the whole thing for the most
moments.


Without a doubt these Trump protestors are insane clueless morons. I really can't see them being Sanders supporters, they look more like a misinformed mob, paid or otherwise, sent to create havoc for the sake of creating havoc, while attaching unknown issues to their handler's target, Trump.

At least some of the Trump bashers on ats can make what appears to be a rational, but misinformed argument. The IQ level here seems to be considerably higher than on the street.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:33 PM
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originally posted by: ugmold
a reply to: xuenchen
Pretty easy for some to pose as a Supporter of any Candidate and become aggressive with an entirely different outcome in mind.


Yes pretty easy for infiltrators.

Very easy for real supporters because they don't have to "act".

Could be a Hillary trick !!


edit on Jun-08-2016 by xuenchen because: Secretary of Stateless



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:37 PM
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AP made a huge error in creating news rather than reporting news. The timing of their "story" for which AP was the only source is also unforgivable and will shatter their credibility.

This was a horrible decision by any standard and needs thoroughly investigated. They, with this stupid timing and decision, hurt the credibility of all our reporters. Shame on them. Idiotic.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:40 PM
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I have no sympathy for reporters.

Period.



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

AP and FOX swing right more than tarzan can swing on a vine. Bad press of the opponents leads to exposure, exposure leads to votes, and votes lead to election. Its the Yoda philosophy.




edit on 8-6-2016 by Thecakeisalie because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 8 2016 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I do, having been one. It is ranked as the worst job for good reason. The pay is horrible. Corporations have taken over and it has gotten even worse. Not everyone went with APs story and those that didn't are asking questions. Lots of questions need asked on why this story broke when it did. I do understand the frustration though.



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