Huffington Post Discontinues Editor’s Note Calling Trump ‘Racist’, ‘Misogynist’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally in the Robarts Arena of the Sarasota Fairgrounds on November 7, 2016 in Sarasota, Florida

The Huffington Post have discontinued their serial editor’s note that branded Donald Trump a “racist”, “misogynist”, and a “xenophobe” at the end of every article about him, citing the need for a “clean slate.”

The editor’s note had been used by the news outlet for much of Trump’s presidential campaign, and claimed:

“Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S” 

“The thinking is that (assuming he wins) that he’s now president and we’re going to start with a clean slate,” said the Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim in a leaked memo reported on by Politico. “If he governs in a racist, misogynistic way, we reserve the right to add it back on. This would be giving respect to the office of the presidency which Trump and his backers never did.”

“This note was added to stories about presidential candidate Donald Trump during the election cycle,” said Huffington Post spokeswoman Sujata Mitra, who claims that the note is only being discontinued since Trump is no longer a candidate. “Now that the election is over, we will no longer be adding the note to future stories, as he is no longer a presidential candidate.”

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech. You can follow him on Twitter @MrNashington or like his page at Facebook.


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