As reported by PJ Media’s Megan Fox, digital media company INE Entertainment fired Erik Abriss after he publicly ‘wished’ for the deaths of the Covington Catholic High School teens and their parents after buying into the false reports that the kids were bullying Native American activist Nathan Phillips, though video of the encounter clearly shows him walking over to them and banging a drum in the face of one of the students.
“We were surprised and upset to see the inflammatory and offensive rhetoric used on Erik Abriss’ Twitter account this weekend. He worked with the company in our post-production department and never as a writer,” the company said in a statement that was published by TheWrap on Monday.
“While we appreciated his work, it is clear that he is no longer aligned with our company’s core values of respect and tolerance. Therefore, as of January 21, 2019, we have severed ties with Abriss.”
Though he worked in post-production at INE Entertainment, TheWrap reported that he is also a contributor to New York Media’s pop culture site Vulture.
“I don’t know what it says about me but I’ve truly lost the ability to articulate the hysterical rage, nausea, and heartache this makes me feel," wrote Abriss. "I just want these people to die. Simple as that. Every single one of them. And their parents.”
His rage only deepened from that point.
“Racism is in its Boomer death throes. It will die out with this younger generation!" he continued. "Look at the sh—t-eating grins on all those young white slugs’ faces. Just perverse pleasure at wielding a false dominion they’ve been taught their whole life was their divine right. F–ing die.” (Related: Fake news smears against Covington Catholic School students prove how left-wing media is deliberately inciting mob violence against whites.)
Others have made similar hateful and threatening remarks on Twitter, including Disney film producer Jack Morrissey, who tweeted, “#MAGAkids go screaming, hats first, into the woodchipper,” accompanied with a graphic.
Reddit, meanwhile, kept a running tally of other journalists who made similar false or disgusting statements.
Anna Merlan, a reporter for Gizmodo and Jezebel, perpetuated a lie — that the teens were shouting “Build that wall!” — then wrote, “this is unbearable. Put these f—king kids in a shark tank.”
Jennifer Bendery, a senior political writer for HuffPo, libeled the teens by repeating lies and stereotyping them (“group of white boys in MAGA hats — some of whom are on film doing tomahawk chops in the face of a Native American elder).
NYTimes correspondent Maggie Haberman lied about what happened at the scene and encouraged the school to expel the teens.
Richard Stengel, a political analyst for MSNBC, attacked the teens by calling them bigots even after the Left-wing narrative was destroyed by video evidence.
Given that the high school had to close this week over some of these mindless, and potentially real, threats, shouldn’t every journalist and news organization who perpetuated the lies surrounding this incident without condemning those advocating violence be held legally liable? Shouldn’t those who threatened violence or advocated violence be charged with a crime — like, endangering a child/minor, at the very least?
It isn’t as if these folks won’t face any legal action. Los Angeles-based attorney Robert Barnes reached out to the Covington students and offered to represent them for free as he threatened a lawsuit against various media outlets if they failed to retract their false reports.
It’s not clear at this point if any suits are forthcoming, but clearly, based on threats posted to a number of Twitter-verified accounts, it’s time these folks were held legally liable for their behavior.
Read more about the pathetic state of American journalism today at Journalism.news.