Politico Apparently Fires Journalist For Tweet Insulting Late Pope Benedict

  • News website Politico has apparently fired a journalist who wrote and then quickly deleted a tweet mocking the late Catholic pontiff Pope Benedict XVI shortly after his death.
  • Cybersecurity reporter Eri Geller on Dec. 31 had tweeted that Benedict, whose death had just been announced, was a “homophobic pedophile protector and Hitler Youth alumnus.” Geller subsequently deleted the tweet, calling it “offensive and in poor judgment.”
  • Politico, meanwhile, appears to have dismissed the writer from his position at the company.¬†Geller’s Twitter, LinkedIn and personal web pages all indicate he is no longer working at Politico, Fox News¬†reported on Tuesday.
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