A top editor at Reuters apologized on Thursday night after accusing President Trump of shooting the Capital Gazette deadly in a now-deleted tweet sent during an "emotional emergency," but he could still speak of international news be disciplined operation.
Reuters Breakingviews editor Rob Cox admitted that he "reacted emotionally and inappropriately" after being prompted to jump to conclusions about the facts ahead. The police said that the alleged shooter, later identified as Jarrod W. Ramos, attacked the newspaper after a long feud over libel lawsuits in 2012.
"This happens when @realDonaldTrump calls journalists the enemy of the people, blood is in your hands, Mr. President, save your thoughts and prayers for your empty soul," Cox wrote in the deleted tweet, according to TheWrap.
"When I saw the news today that a mass shooter was targeting Maryland newspaper employees, I reacted emotionally and inappropriately," Cox wrote. "Although my comments were purely personal, they did not comply with the Reuters Trust Principles and my own standards of conveying facts, not snap-judgments that guide my understanding."
Cox continued : "My experience as a member of the Newtown community, Connecticut following the tragedy of Sandy Hook, coupled with the possibility that my colleagues were attacked in the press, brought me into a state of emotional Stresses. "
" I am sorry for my comments, which I quickly deleted and which I declined, and especially remorseful, if they have done anything to distract from the thoughts and the love that we give to the community of Cox itself as "the world's largest international multimedia news provider," which reaches over a billion people every day, editor-in-chief Steve Adler has published his statement, calling the Cox tweet "inconsistent with the Thomson Reuters." The principles of trust require journalists to be free from prejudice. "
" We will not tolerate his behavior and will take appropriate action, "Adler said.
The five officials killed in the attack were identified as Wendi Winters, John McNamara, Gerald Fischman, Rebecca Smith, and Rob Hiaasen
Cox was not the only powerful member of the media trying to pin the tragic attacks on President Trump.The founder of Think Progress Judd Legum claimed that "Ramos seems to be a Trump supporter" of the one tweet 2015 which had nothing to do with politics, was quickly ridiculed for the misleading tweet, but had not been deleted at the time of this release.
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