Reporter resigns after false tweet that Annapolis killer had MAGA hat

Reporter resigns after false tweet that Annapolis killer had MAGA hat
A Trump hat cake, NOT made by a California baker. This one was in Norwood, MA at a Trump campaign event in 2015. (Image: Twitter, @kailanikm)

[Ed. – They report so much that isn’t so.]

A reporter in Springfield, Mass., resigned from his job Friday after posting a Twitter message falsely stating that Maryland shooting suspect Jarrod Ramos had brought a “Make America Great Again” hat to the office of the Capital Gazette.

Conor Berry, who wrote for the Republican, tweeted an image of a MAGA hat Thursday, and suggested that Ramos had left it behind at the Gazette office after allegedly killing five Gazette employees. …

Berry told the Boston Globe that the tweet was intended to be a “snarky, sarcastic, cynical remark.”

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In his resignation letter, Berry conceded that his tweet “taints the good work of fair-minded journalists everywhere.

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