Conor Berry posted a snarky career-ending insensitive tweet about the Annapolis shooting yesterday:
Berry used a MAGA hat in a comment on twitter that got him in hot water with the ironically named publication called ‘The Republican’ Berry resigned from the Massachusetts-based newspaper on Friday after falsely claiming in a tweet Thursday that the man who killed five employees at the Capital Gazzete newspaper left a “Make America Great Again” hat at the crime scene.
“Shooter who killed 4 people at Annapolis newspaper dropped his #MAGA hat on newsroom floor before opening fire,” Conor Berry, a reporter at The Republican in Springfield, Mass., wrote in a now-deleted tweet:
Berry reported on politics for The Republican and apologized for the “stupid” and “regrettable” tweet. He added that it made his 21-year career as a journalist come to a “screeching halt.”
Berry’s bio on Twitter now reads: “Former newspaper reporter.”
Berry took full responsibility for the tweet in a resignation notice posted Friday on The Republican’s website:
Folks, My 21-year career as a “journalist,” a fancy term that makes my skin crawl, frankly, came to a screeching halt yesterday with one stupid, regrettable tweet. Can’t take it back; wish I could. My sincere apologies to all good, hardworking reporters and to POTUS supporters.
Folks, My 21-year career as a "journalist," a fancy term that makes my skin crawl, frankly, came to a screeching halt yesterday with one stupid, regrettable tweet. Can't take it back; wish I could. My sincere apologies to all good, hardworking reporters and to POTUS supporters.
— CONOR BERRY (@CBerry413) June 29, 2018
“I am ashamed of my tweet, which taints the good work of fair-minded journalists everywhere,” Berry said.
“We need to be more vigilant than ever to be fair and accurate in a climate in which we are scrutinized and criticized,” said Wayne Phaneuf, the executive editor of the newspaper, in a statement.
Wearing the MAGA hat has become a risky thing to do and has been used as a tool for the left:
In fact, a Chicago bar just apologized for banning the MAGA hat:
A Chicago bar has apologized after banning Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ hats as part of its updated dress code designed to encourage a “classy environment.”
The bar, Replay Lincoln Park, first announced their new policy, which also bans face tattoos, via Facebook. The post featured two images. The first was a man with the numbers ‘666’ tattooed on his forehead and the second was a generic image of a MAGA hat.
The post read,
After much consternation and consideration and to maintain a “classy environment”, Replay Lincoln Park has implemented a new and strictly enforced dress code. No face tattoos, no specific hats, please see below. Let’s keep it classy Chicago. Sincerely, management.
The bar’s owner, Mark Kwiatkowski, later apologized for the policy via Facebook. The entire Facebook page has since been deleted, but the apology post read,
“We are sorry for our recent actions and realize now that our posts were inappropriate.”
Kwiatkowski claimed his post got much more attention than expected and that it was a tongue-in-cheek post on Facebook.
THE SILENT MAJORITY SPOKE UP!