L.A. Times fires reporter over ‘inexcusable’ Trump tweet

L.A. Times fires reporter over ‘inexcusable’ Trump tweet
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Times reporter who tweeted that he would “rather see Donald Trump’s life end” has been fired.

A spokeswoman for the newspaper confirmed the most recent development in an email to TheBlaze Thursday afternoon.

Earlier today, Steven Borowiec, a freelance journalist in South Korea, posted a tweet about Donald Trump on his personal Twitter profile that violated our professional standards. The Los Angeles Times is committed to fair, evenhanded coverage of the presidential campaign, and expects all journalists representing the paper, including non-staff contributors such as Mr. Borowiec, to adhere to this standard in their articles and social media posts. We regard Mr. Borowiec’s comment as inexcusable, and we have ended our relationship with him.

Steven Borowiec, a Seoul, South Korea-based journalist who covered South Korea and North Korea for the Times, sent an early morning tweet in which he was reportedly responding to a tweet from Time magazine, which read, “See Donald Trump’s life in photos” and included a link to images from throughout the billionaire businessman’s life.

“I would rather see Donald Trump’s life end,” Borowiec wrote in the now-deleted tweet.

Borowiec apologized in a separate post, saying the comment was “in jest.”

52 Comments