April 29, 2016

ON THE OTHER HAND, BROWN SHIRT MANUFACTURERS WILL MAKE MONEY (profanity/racial slur alert):

Journalist who profiled Melania Trump hit with barrage of antisemitic abuse (Lauren Gambino, 28 April 2016, The Guardian)

Journalist Julia Ioffe has experienced this kind of harassment before: in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

In the 24 hours since her profile of Donald Trump's wife, Melania, appeared in GQ magazine, the Russian-American journalist has received a torrent of antisemitic, vitriolic and threatening messages from supporters of the Republican frontrunner.

In the deeply disturbing response to her piece, Ioffe said she sees a frightening future of what freedom of the press - and the country - might look like under President Trump.

"What happens if Donald Trump is elected?" Ioffe said. "We've seen the way he bids his supporters to attack the media, his proposal to change libel laws to make it easier to sue journalists."

Posted by at April 29, 2016 4:34 PM

  

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