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Massachusetts Reporter Fired After Claiming Annapolis Shooter Wore MAGA Hat

Posted on 30 June 2018

<p>On Thursday, shortly after news broke of the Capital Gazette massacre in Annapolis, Maryland, Conor Berry, a reporter at the <em>The Republican</em> newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts, published a tweet which appeared to be serious claiming that the shooter "dropped his #MAGA hat on the newsroom floor before opening fire." Berry, a journalist with 21 years of experience, is now an unemployed journalist, as he resigned on Friday.</p>