You keep it classy, political journos
(Now) former Politico reporter, Julia Ioffe, was fired from Politico Wednesday for an obscene tweet suggesting president-elect Trump was sleeping with his daughter Ivanka.
Ioffee’s tweet included a link to a post from The Hill, discussing Ivanka’s White House office space. Reports suggesting Ivanka would office in an area traditionally reserved for the first lady were rebuffed by the Trump camp who called the rumors “false.”
Politico immediately issued a statement terminating Ioffe’s contract immediately, reiterating “gratuitous opinion” from Politico staff has no place on any social media outlet.
Scolding message from Politico's leadership on Julia Ioffe's Trump tweet from today: Contract terminated immediately. pic.twitter.com/Zz8fGfmukr
— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) December 14, 2016
Ioffe had eight days remaining on her Politico contract before moving to The Atlantic.
The Atlantic doesn’t appear concerned by Ioffe’s off-color comment and publicly expressed their confidence the embattled reporter will adhere to their social media guidelines.
Here's our statement on Julia Ioffe tweet: pic.twitter.com/LWJDW2frHw
— Emily Lenzner (@Elenzner) December 15, 2016
And the press still can’t seem to figure out why Trump won…
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