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Newspaper Reporter "Resigns" Over False Claim Annapolis Shooter Wore MAGA Hat

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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 11:53 PM
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Another one bites the dust for false reporting in the MSM swamp. I think some of these guys (and gals) will do anything to smear Trump and anyone who doesn't support their agenda.

"Fake News" Anyone?

www.washingtontimes.com...




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.”


dailycaller.com...



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posted on Jun, 30 2018 @ 11:59 PM
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And the idiots like Acosta wonder why no one trusts the media.



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 12:05 AM
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He is a Republican who was trying to be "cute", or something. All he did was throw red meat to the liberal sharks that are always circling within the MSM.

I'm surprised that certain ATS members missed this story yesterday.



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 12:13 AM
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posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 12:19 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

Give the guy a break!

The killer didn't use an AK-15 or an AR-47, he only used a shotgun.

They had to blame Trump somehow.

And since Biden was all for people owning shotguns, they had to distract.



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 12:26 AM
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posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 12:30 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy


Has the predictable #BanShotguns movement started yet? Maybe they're still too busy with getting rid of ICE law enforcement.



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 12:41 AM
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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....



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 01:18 AM
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a reply to: AgarthaSeed

The MSM has a lower chance of being correct than the local weatherman and that is saying something. Don’t believe anyone you hear from a talking head.



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 01:24 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

What's the story behind "The Republican?"



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 01:26 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: infolurker

What's the story behind "The Republican?"



That is just the name of the local paper where the reporter worked at the time.

businessfinder.masslive.com...


www.masslive.com...

www.masslive.com...

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posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 03:00 AM
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They're supposed to have one job: tell the truth

No , that was the name of an old game show.



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 03:40 AM
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a reply to: infolurker

His tweet, “Former newspaper reporter” should probably read, " I got a pay raise and job offer at CNN after showing my creative talents "!



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 06:07 AM
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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.

Suspect in Maryland newspaper shooting had sued Capital Gazette for defamation

When wearing a MAGA hat doesn't really make a difference anymore.

Fake fake news anyone?



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 06:13 AM
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The problem is that the damage has been done.

It doesn't matter if what is posted is true or not. As long as it feeds a particular thought, premise, ideal, or agenda, the targeted ones will run with it as fact, or cause for anger, loathing and reactionary responses.

It is all working as planned.



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 06:23 AM
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You left out the most important point:


MassLive.com reported Friday that Mr. Berry resigned from his post after taking “full responsibility” for his mistake.


Perhaps if certain bloggers and politicians took "full responsibility" for their mistakes we would not be facing a constitutional crisis.



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 06:24 AM
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originally posted by: 727Sky
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His tweet, “Former newspaper reporter” should probably read, " I got a pay raise and job offer at CNN after showing my creative talents "!



Please show that he was hired by CNN, or admit that you are the one telling lies to further an agenda.



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 06:28 AM
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Where did you read he's a Republican?



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 06:29 AM
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originally posted by: AgarthaSeed
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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....


Very few occupations have an "oversight organization." Journalism has the strictest of all: the public. Propagandists have to work very hard to undermine faith in journalism. Look how many posts there are on this thread trying to create the impression that all journalists lie. In this case, one journalist believed some random tweet and did not do due diligence. When he found out he was wrong, he did not blame someone else (like our so-called "president") he took full responsibilty and resigned. That's called "integrity," something the MAGA crowd needs to learn about.



posted on Jul, 1 2018 @ 06:33 AM
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But, but, in another thread about the dude that got thrown out of a Vancouver restaurant you guys were saying it's just a hat. It's not political. So which is it?







 
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