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A reporter at The Republican newspaper in Massachusetts resigned Friday after falsely claiming on Twitter that the man accused of gunning down five journalists Thursday at a Maryland newspaper wore a “Make America Great Again” hat as he carried out his attack.
Conor Berry apologized for the mistake in a pinned tweet, calling it “stupid” and “regrettable.” His Twitter bio now states, “Former newspaper reporter.”
According to his staff page on The Republican’s website MassLive.com, Mr. Berry has worked for years as a reporter in Massachusetts, New York and Vermont, “covering everything from politics and marine science issues to crime and courts.”
originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: infolurker
What's the story behind "The Republican?"
Jarrod Ramos' complaint was thrown out on appeal in 2015 because, the court said, he failed to show that anything the paper had printed was untrue.
MassLive.com reported Friday that Mr. Berry resigned from his post after taking “full responsibility” for his mistake.
originally posted by: AgarthaSeed
a reply to: carewemust
They're supposed to have one job: tell the truth
Funny how nearly every other occupation has some form of oversight organization but not journalism....