4chan Trolls Flood Laid Off HuffPost, BuzzFeed Reporters with Death Threats

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Shortly after he tweeted the news of his own layoff, Nick Wing checked his inbox at HuffPost and saw an email with a few pictures from a troll.

One was an image of President Trump, and another was a Photoshopped meme of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. The edited image shows two bodies hanging from a tree next to the words “Day of the Rope,” a far-right meme about their desire to execute journalists. Underneath Carlson, where the scrolling cable news ticker would usually appear, it reads “JUST KILL THEM. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”


4chan trolls inundate laid off HuffPost and BuzzFeed reporters with death threats


Where's the outrage?
 
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Shortly after he tweeted the news of his own layoff, Nick Wing checked his inbox at HuffPost and saw an email with a few pictures from a troll.

One was an image of President Trump, and another was a Photoshopped meme of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. The edited image shows two bodies hanging from a tree next to the words “Day of the Rope,” a far-right meme about their desire to execute journalists. Underneath Carlson, where the scrolling cable news ticker would usually appear, it reads “JUST KILL THEM. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”


4chan trolls inundate laid off HuffPost and BuzzFeed reporters with death threats


Where's the outrage?



Meh, depends on the journalist.
 

Macduff

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This is bullshit. What happened was this. A few years ago after a bunch of coal miners lost their jobs, President Obama told them they should learn to code. So the sycophants in the press obediently repeated Obama.

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So last week after Buzzfeed and Huffington Post laid off a bunch of reporters, a bunch of smartasses told them they should learn to code. I mean, it's not nice to dunk on people who just lost their jobs but these assholes didn't mind talking down to unemployed coal miners. But since journalists have incredible egos they can't stand being roasted and are acting like they're the most persecuted people on Earth. They went crying to Twitter so now telling a journo to learn to code is considered targeted harassment. This after a week of blue checkmark accounts (including journalists) doxing and posting death threats to the Convington students that Twitter did nothing about. But roast a journalist and you get suspended.
All this time they spend complaining is time that could be spent learning to code.
 

Davocrat

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This is bullshit. What happened was this. A few years ago after a bunch of coal miners lost their jobs, President Obama told them they should learn to code. So the sycophants in the press obediently repeated Obama.

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So last week after Buzzfeed and Huffington Post laid off a bunch of reporters, a bunch of smartasses told them they should learn to code. I mean, it's not nice to dunk on people who just lost their jobs but these assholes didn't mind talking down to unemployed coal miners. But since journalists have incredible egos they can't stand being roasted and are acting like they're the most persecuted people on Earth. They went crying to Twitter so now telling a journo to learn to code is considered targeted harassment. This after a week of blue checkmark accounts (including journalists) doxing and posting death threats to the Convington students that Twitter did nothing about. But roast a journalist and you get suspended.
All this time they spend complaining is time that could be spent learning to code.

As your own clippings testify, journalists didn't "repeat Obama" (ADVISING miners to learn to code) they REPORTED on how it played out.

What's wrong with that? You can do it from home on a basic PC with minimal software and your cell phone if you don't have good Internet. And that's what a lot of former miners have done.

Did you happen to catch these reports on how just about every coal miner gets black lung?
'I Figured It Was Going To Be A Horrible Death, And It Probably Will Be'
An Epidemic Is Killing Thousands Of Coal Miners. Regulators Could Have Stopped It
 

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