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BUSTED: Voice of America reporter outed as Trump-loving Reddit user who called journalist April Ryan a ‘caged gorilla’

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Former Reddit user UncleSam4200 used to brag about being a Washington reporter and even joked that his career would be in hot water if he was ever outed, but expressed doubt that he’d ever be found out.

Now, Mediaite has revealed the former fixture on the pro-Trump subreddit r/TheDonald, is a reporter named Josh Fatzick — and is employed by Voice of America, the government’s overseas news broadcast.

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Prior to deleting his account, Fatzick was a frequent user of racist, homophobic and transphobic slurs. He would “jokingly” refer to black people as “apes” and call people he disagreed with “f*ggot” and “tr*nny.”

Using information about his college, sports preferences and former employment at the right-wing Daily Caller website, Mediaite tracked Fatzick down — and discovered that he often made his bigoted posts and comments while working his taxpayer-subsidized job.

“That’s why I have a job where I can spend most of my day making mindless Reddit comments,” he reportedly admitted.

Fatzick apparently used to enjoy criticizing liberal media figures, a harkening back to his days at the Caller.

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“OF F*CKING COURSE Affirmative Action April has to start screeching like a god damn caged gorilla at the first mention of African Americans,” he wrote once, referencing veteran White House correspondent April Ryan.

Discussing a segment in which a Fox News sports writer infamously began discussing breasts on CNN, Fatzick then took aim at host Brooke Baldwin’s body, claiming “she’s just mad cuz shes got itty bitty titties [sic]” and that she’s “f*cking r*tarded.”

Fatzick claimed to hate Asian women and regularly made derogatory comments about former First Lady Michelle Obama, and also made numerous sexist comments — in one instance, he called his girlfriend’s mother a “c*nt.” In another, he demanded a woman who posted a bikini selfie to “SHOW YOUR F*CKING TITS!”

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“Voice of America has zero tolerance for public or personal racist, sexist, or politically biased social media communications. Our policies make it very clear that such behavior is prohibited. We are investigating these reports as quickly as possible and will respond accordingly,” VOA Director Amanda Bennett said in a statement. “In the meantime, the individual in question has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.”

(Note: Updated with a statement from VOA)


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A visibly disgusted Morning Joe rips into ‘stupid’ Trump for ‘cheering on’ Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria

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Reacting to the news about the slaughter of Kurds in Syria by Turkish forces that is the direct result of Donald Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said the president's claim that things are going well show he is either "lying or stupid."

The Morning Joe host could barely get his words out as he harshly criticized the president for empowering ISIS -- who have joined in the fight along with elements of Al Qaeda -- after he claimed that he had defeated them.

Noting the president is expected to issue a statement on the turmoil, Scarborough ranted, "The president, who is lying or stupid, will give us some insight on that later on today when he says the Turks and the Kurds are fighting and we shouldn't get in the middle of it."

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‘I don’t want no hug’: Atatiana Jefferson’s father won’t forgive cop who killed daughter in her own home

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The father of a black woman gunned down by Texas police in her own home recognizes the sickening similarities between his family's tragedy and Botham Jean's family, but he is feeling less forgiving.

Atatiana Jefferson was shot to death while playing video games at home with her 8-year-old nephew when a neighbor called Fort Worth police for a welfare check after spotting her front door standing open, and her father is angry, reported KTVT-TV.

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Journalist explains the horrifying ‘scale of the disaster Trump has wrought’ in the Middle East — and worldwide

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On Monday, British journalist Edward Luce laid out the chilling likely consequences of President Donald Trump's abandonment of Kurdish allies in Syria — and how the decision threatens to destroy America's ability to steer world diplomacy:

Worth emphasising the scale of the disaster Trump has wrought in the week since his call with Erdogan. 1. Revived Isis. 2. Cemented Assad’s grip on Syria. 3. Handed Russia yet another geopolitical windfall. 4. Betrayed the Kurds. 5. Immeasurably harmed US power. Thread 1.

— Edward Luce (@EdwardGLuce) October 14, 2019

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