L.A. Times Steve Borowiec is spending some quality time getting to know the unemployment line after tweeting this hope that Trump would die:
— Nick Iannelli (@NickWTOP) November 3, 2016
Instead of Tinker Bell magically showing up to grant him his wish and strike down Trump dead, a pink slip appeared and killed Steve’s job at the L.A. Times:
The Los Angeles Times on Thursday fired a freelance reporter who tweeted that he hoped Donald Trump would die.
“Earlier today, Steven Borowiec, a freelance journalist in South Korea, posted a tweet about Donald Trump on his personal Twitter profile that violated our professional standards,” the paper said in a statement to the Washington Examiner.
“The Los Angeles Times is committed to fair, evenhanded coverage of the presidential campaign, and expects all journalists representing the paper, including non-staff contributors such as Mr. Borowiec, to adhere to this standard in their articles and social media posts,” it said. “We regard Mr. Borowiec’s comment as inexcusable, and we have ended our relationship with him.”
Borowiec openly mused on Twitter about the death of Trump before deleting the message once it was highlighted by another reporter.
His tweet was an apparent reply to a message posted by Time magazine. Time magazine’s tweet said, “See Donald Trump’s life in photos” and was accompanied by a link to a photo gallery of Trump through the years.
“I would rather see Donald Trump’s life end,” replied Borowiec.
We hope Borowiec finds success in the bitter barista industry, or somewhere else he can tweet about political figures dying without anyone caring.
He has since deleted his entire Twitter account. Boo hoo.