Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Washington Post Reporter Receives Death Threats Over Articles On Trump

The Hill reports that Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold has received death threats after reporting on President elect Donald Trump. The Post hired a security consultant to advise on measures to protect Mr. Fahrenthold. Politico also reports that it has received death threats for reporting on Mr. Trump. The Hill reported earlier this year that the Arizona Republic received threats after it endorsed Hillary Clinton for President. An October 2016 article in the Atlantic Monthly reported on a rise in anti-Semitic threats on Twitter aimed at Jewish journalists. 


Mr. Fahrenthold discusses the reactions to his reporting, including the threats, in this article for Washington Post magazine here.

| Permalink