Conservative journalist Katie McHugh was let go by Breitbart following her tweets in response to Saturday’s London Bridge terrorist attack.
Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow announced that Katie McHugh had been let go by the company on Monday morning, according to CNN.
McHugh confirmed her departure this morning with a tweet:
Here’s what you need to know:
1. McHugh Was Fired Over Her Tweets Following The London Terrorist Attacks
McHugh posted the above tweet following the London Bridge and Borough Market Terrorist attacks that left seven dead.
Actor Pej Vahdat replied, “You’re a real moron.”
McHugh responded, “You’re an Indian.” Vahdat is actually Iranian-American.
According to CNN, McHugh’s comments prompted outrage from a number of her own colleges, who called her remarks “appalling,” “terrible,” and “dumb.”
2. McHugh Recently Posted Against Kathy Griffin’s Tweet of Trump’s Severed Head
The smirk on #KathyGriffin’s face is almost as sickening as the photo itself. How many ISIS beheading videos has th… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…—
Katie McHugh🇺🇸 (@k_mcq) May 30, 2017
“The smirk on Kathy Griffin’s face is almost as sickening as the photo itself,” wrote McHugh. “How many ISIS beheading videos has this sick woman watched?”
The controversial photo led to Griffin being fired by CNN.
In another tweet, McHugh responded to a tweet commenting on Baron Trump’s reaction to the photo by saying, “Ghoulish. How do you think your daughter would react to seeing a “comedian” hold up her dad’s blood-stained, severed head on cable?”
3. McHugh Often Posts About ‘Fake News’ And ‘Lying Media
McHugh, who appears to be a Trump supporter, has posted several times about “fake news” and “lying media.”
She posts many stories about Trump and has re-tweeted his posts several times. She also re-tweets statements from conservative Ann Coulter.
4. McHugh Was Originally Hired By Breitbart in 2014
McHugh was hired by Breitbart in April, 2014.
“This is as exciting a time as we’ve ever had at Breitbart,” said Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow. “With every talent acquisition we are moving one step closer to realizing Andrew’s vision for having a news platform that an aggressively and insightfully tell the stories that are shaping our political and cultural experience.”
“Conservative journalism means exposing the truth and giving the public the full picture, nothing less,” said McHugh. “The new media can change the world by living up to standards of honesty. I’m very proud to join the Breitbart News Network to reshape the American political conversation by airing out all the facts.”
McHugh is a Pennsylvania native who in 2013 won the Lyn Nofziger Fellowship from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
5.A Funding Campaign Has Been Set Up For McHugh
So far, a funding program for McHugh has raised $2,175 on WeSearcher.
The page states:
Katie McHugh has essential medical bills that she has to pay, while finding another job. Support Katie and send a message to Breitbart, the liberal media, and apologists for Islamic terrorism.
She is not backing down and will not apologize for telling the truth. It’s time to let the losers on the Left and on the Right know that we will support the truth tellers that they try to silence.
The page has a goal of $10,000.