A reporter who attempted to destroy the reputation of Republican Blake Masters, who is a candidate in Arizona’s Republican U.S. Senate primary, was fired after social media posts from the reporter’s background were discovered.
According to the Arizona Daily Independent, Dillon Rosenblatt, a reporter for the small, nonprofit news organization the Arizona Mirror, lost his job.
Masters published on Twitter a link to a file containing six pages of screenshots of racist and misogynistic tweets written by @DillonReedRose in 2011 and 2012, which the Mirror later confirmed was Rosenblatt.
States Newsroom, the owner of the Arizona Mirror, said in a statement that a reporter was fired without mentioning names and that the firm has “zero tolerance for racism, misogyny, and any forms of hate speech.”
The statement continues, “We are committed to holding ourselves and our reporters to the highest ethical standards, learning from our mistakes and producing the type of non-partisan, high-quality journalism that our readers expect,”
— Blake Masters (@bgmasters) June 7, 2022
According to the statement, “this journalist’s behaviour” at the Mirror will be evaluated.
Masters looks to be borrowing a leaf from former President Donald Trump’s playbook when it comes to confronting liberal media outlets fiercely. Perhaps this is the reason why Trump supports him in the race:
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Master said he was simply responding to what Rosenblatt had done.
“He lied about my past writings. Why shouldn’t I tell the truth about his,” Masters said, according to the Daily Independent, an online news outlet.
On May 6, Rosenblatt wrote an article about Masters that later required the Mirror to issue a correction. Read more…