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Fascist rhetoric has consequences


Phil Davis, a crime and courts reporter at the Capital Gazette newspaper, just tweeted that he is safe and out the newspaper building.

Earlier today, Davis tweeted details about a shooting and said “there is nothing more terrifying than hearing multiple people get shot while you’re under your desk and then hear the gunman reload.”

“Can’t say much more and don’t want to declare anyone dead, but it’s bad,” he said.


At least five people were killed in the Capital Gazette shooting, Acting Police Chief of Anne Arundel County Bill Krampf said in a press conference.

“There are five fatalities that is we know of,” he said, adding that there were several other people who were “gravely injured.”


Milo Yiannopoulos has started issuing reporters threatening messages when asked to comment for stories.

“I can’t wait for the vigilante squads to start gunning journalists down on sight,” the right-wing nationalist told Observer over text message, in response to a longer feature in development about an Upper East Side restaurant he is said to frequent.


Hours after returning from a trip where he lavished praise on one of the world’s worst dictators, President Trump declared that America’s biggest enemy is… “fake news.”

He singled out NBC and CNN in his angry tweet on Wednesday.

Trump frequently portrays the news media as one of his enemies, but rarely has he been this blunt about it. Wednesday’s tweet harkens back to February 2017, when he called several news outlets “the enemy of the American People!”

The suspect is reportedly a white man, so thoughts and prayers rather than travel bans and mass deportations would appear to be in order.

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