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RESTON, VA — On Wednesday, Media Research Center Founder and President Brent Bozell released an open letter to Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg about the magazine’s hiring of Jemele Hill, a sports journalist who last week joked about assassinating Donald Trump.
In the letter, Bozell explained, “Ms. Hill’s veiled threat essentially encouraged a violent criminal action that could result in the death of our duly elected president and also in the destabilization of our government.” The MRC president called the comments “disgusting” and added, “I would appreciate it if you could give us your position on this matter.”
The letter can be read below:
I am writing today inquiring about Jemele Hill’s continued association with The Atlantic after her State of the Union tweet last week suggesting that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should have yelled the same phrase shouted before Malcolm X was assassinated.
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It should go without saying that a tweet suggesting an assassination attempt on President Trump is beyond the pale. Ms. Hill’s veiled threat essentially encouraged a violent criminal action that could result in the death of our duly elected president and also in the destabilization of our government. That Ms. Hill has the huge platform afforded to her by virtue of her position in the media, means she has an even higher duty...
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