Breitbart is not most people’s idea of politically correct reporting. This is a news organization that called Jared Kushner a Democrat and a “cuck.” The news that they have fired one of their reporters over an anti-Muslim tweet is surprising.
Katie McHugh, a Breitbart staff reporter tweeted this shortly after the London attacks:
There would be no deadly terror attacks in the U.K. if Muslims didn’t live there. #LondonBridge
— Katie McHugh???????? (@k_mcq) June 3, 2017
CNN reported her firing along with statements from other Breitbart employees calling McHugh’s statement “appalling,” “terrible” and “dumb.”
Fox actor, Pej Vahdat (Bones) retweeted her post with the response, “You’re a real moron.” This prompted a brief Twitter exchange:
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 4, 2017
Another Breitbart writer, Ryan Saavedra, retweeted McHugh’s initial remark, writing in a now-deleted tweet, “People think I’m kidding when I say this but the crusades need to come back.”
“This s–t won’t stop until people grow a pair of balls,” Saavedra added.
It was not clear if Saavedra or McHugh’s comments violated company standards or if they would face any disciplinary action. A spokesperson for Breitbart did not respond to multiple requests for comment.
After she received the news that she was dismissed, she tweeted a plea for financial help:
— Katie McHugh???????? (@k_mcq) June 5, 2017
To date, she has raised $332 of the $10k she is requesting.
What is happening here? Are they turning into, *gasp* mainstream *gulp* media? What’s next, Breitbart-sponsored safe-spaces?