Conor Berry formerly was employed by The Republican newspaper of Springfield, MA. But as I said… formerly.
On the heels of Jarrod Ramos being arrested for the shotgun murders of five people in the offices of the Annapolis newspaper, the Capitol Gazette, Berry sent out a tweet that looked an awful lot like breaking news.
But as reported by Warner Todd Huston of Breitbart.com;
Berry deleted the tweet after an editor from his paper saw it and demanded that the tweet be deep-sixed. However, the posting was seen before the deletion and screenshots soon began appearing on social media.
By Friday, Berry went back to Twitter to announce that his newspaper career had come “to a screeching halt,” The Hill reported.
Folks, My 21-year career as a “journalist,” a fancy term that makes my skin crawl, frankly, came to a screeching halt yesterday with one stupid, regrettable tweet. Can’t take it back; wish I could. My sincere apologies to all good, hardworking reporters and to POTUS supporters.
— CONOR BERRY (@CBerry413) June 29, 2018
In spite of Berry’s multiple mea culpas, his apologies fell flat when he again took to Twitter to explain himself;
In one of the comments on his announcement, the now former reporter insisted that his original MAGA hat tweet was supposed to have been taken as sarcasm and cynicism, but it was “interpreted as fact. It was not fact. It was fiction.”
Despite Berry’s none-too-subtle insinuation that the killer is a Trump supporter, questions have arisen if Jarrod Ramos is a Democrat or Republican.
As it turns out, Ramos is so apolitical that Maryland records note his political affiliation as simply “Unaffiliated”.
Nonetheless, even though it’s an inanimate object, the now famous MAGA hat has somehow managed to “trigger” snowflakes everywhere, even in far-off prairielands of Canada;