Dead Breitbart’s Home For Eternal Paranoia has fired one of its reporters for sending an anti-Muslim Tweet after the London terrorist attacks, even though the Tweet sounds exactly like 96.7% of Breitbart comments. Not long after the attacks, Katie McHugh sent this nugget of profundity:
Sure it’s xenophobic, bigoted, and historically myopic (Hello? Irish Republican Army?) but that’s their stock in trade, isn’t it? Somehow, CNN managed to find several anonymous Breitbart insiders who were offended by the Tweet, or at least willing to be strategically outraged by McHugh’s sentiment, if you can believe that:
“I find it appalling,” one Breitbart employee told CNN.
“It’s a terrible comment,” another Breitbart employee told CNN, saying it was wrong to make a blanket statement about an entire religious group. “I would never write what she said.”
A third Breitbart employee described the comments as “dumb.”
We checked the date, and that really is from June 4, 2017, not April first. We’re almost wondering if there are other factors at work here. Did McHugh reheat fish in the break room microwave, perhaps? Lord knows she’s never gotten in trouble for bigoted proclamations before; Breitbart apparently had no problems with this witty observation in 2015:
Not everyone in the organization was bothered by the Tweet, of course. Ryan Saavedra, a Breitbart reporter whose Twitter bio says he covers the “illegal immigration” beat, tried to top it, although he bravely deleted the tweet later. Here’s a screencap by CNN’s Oliver Darcy:
The Hill notes Saavedra’s “status with Breitbart News is not known.” He’s still listing Breitbart on his Twitter bio, for what that’s worth. And RawStory points out Breitbart London’s editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam wants to see mass deportations, and maybe some internment camps, because of course that would be a great idea:
You sort of have to wonder if Raheem Kassam and Ryan Saavedra had some quality that made them more valuable to Dead Breitbart than Katie McHugh. No telling!
Award-Winning Journalist Chuck C. Johnson’s “WeSearchr” website has set up a fundraiser for McHugh, although WeSearchr’s very own statement of purpose says it’s dedicated to paying out “bounties” to citizen-journalists who ferret out the TRVTH on important questions, like where all the bodies are buried at the sex-ring pizzerias. But sure, it’s not really a charity anyway, so it can be a WingNut crowdfunding site too — GoNazi, perhaps?
The ask at WeSearchr goes like this:
Breitbart editor Katie McHugh was fired on June 5 for telling the truth about Islam and immigration in Europe:
There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn’t live there.
Instead of giving her a raise, Breitbart squealed at pressure from leftist CNN, which apparently has anonymous pro-Islam sources at Breitbart, and fired her.
Why is Breitbart silencing Katie McHugh for telling the truth about Islam?
Katie McHugh has essential medical bills that she has to pay, while finding another job. Support Katie and send a message to Breitbart, the liberal media, and apologists for Islamic terrorism.
Yes, saying “overgeneralizations about any group are bad” is a pro-Islamic statement now. Remember that notorious pro-Islam apologist George W. Bush? Haha, what a cuck.
McHugh shared her outrage with the site, repeating the text of her Tweet again, because it’s such an important point and because you just can’t equate all Islam with terrorism enough. And possibly because Chuck C. Johnson’s readers aren’t that bright:
Breitbart News fired an editor for speaking frankly about Islam and Muslim immigration. If there were no Muslims in London, there would be no Muslim terror attacks, period.
I said nothing wrong. As President Donald Trump says, if we don’t get smart, it will only get worse.
It’s also interesting Breitbart News chose to fire me rather than colleagues leaking to CNN.
It’s also interesting Breitbart’s business decisions are now being made by “the Left,” as the indifferently edited ask at WeSearchr explains repetitively and also redundantly:
Katie McHugh has essential medical bills that she has to pay, while she finds another job. She is not backing down and will not apologize for telling the truth. It’s time to let the losers on the Left and on the Right know that we will support the truth tellers that they try to silence.
Yes, the Real Enemy truly is now Losers.
We hope Ms. McHugh’s medical issues are not serious. It sure would be nice if there were some sort of affordable health insurance she could purchase, perhaps in a marketplace of some kind — one that’s available to people whose employment status has recently changed, for instance.
No, that is ridonkulous, because Katie McHugh has some principles, dammit, and she’d never accept a government handout by signing up for Obamacare. Besides, McHugh is already good and sick of people drawing a false equivalence between good old-fashioned begging, which is in the Bible, and government-run welfare, which is evil, a sentiment she retweeted today from a gentleman who knows a good analogy when he sees one:
Libertarians are smart. Everything is a contract, except of course the social contract, which is only for buying aircraft carriers and nuclear missiles.
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