Sunday, December 18, 2016
Politico Fires Writer Over Disgusting Tweet About Trump And Ivanka
Free speech is no protection against defamation and libel
Watch what you tweet. That apparently was the warning sent to fellow Politico staffers after firing contributing writer Julia Ioffe for a rather salty tweet about President-elect Trump and his daughter, Ivanka.
Ioffe tweeted yesterday, “either Trump is fucking his daughter or he’s shirking nepotism laws. Which is worse?”
Ioffe was already heading to The Atlantic next year; Politico decided to accelerate the termination of that contract