The Daily Beast reported that CNN’s lead media correspondent Anti-Trump Brian Stelter got a hate mail last Monday night and couldn't sleep because of it. Here's the email that he received:
you are one nutty jerk. Still bitching that your favor candidate loose? Good. I am sick of you and your ilk who pretend to be a journalists. Your background says it all including your job at the Times. You are a worthless, sneaky and dangerous jew with an agenda. Go and f—k yourself !!!!!!!!!!
Tonight's inbox. "You are a worthless, sneaky and dangerous jew with an agenda" pic.twitter.com/vpB1cUiz77— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 13, 2016
He then said to the Daily Beast: “We’re in an incredibly hostile period toward the press, there’s no way around it,” said Stelter, who covered the media business for The New York Times before joining CNN three years ago. “I’m not the only target; other journalists are getting worse messages. One of my roles—and I don’t want to sound arrogant about this—is that media reporters right now need to cover threats against journalism.”
He added he scared for his wife because of those hate mail, “but my wife and I have had conversations about the hate mail. And I also can’t reply to these people, ‘By the way, I’m not Jewish.’”
“This is just one of a dozen ways that journalism is under threat right now. I think there are consequences to Trump’s words, and to words spoken by other politicians. I don’t think we should avoid talking about that. A big part of the country has opted out of journalism and opted in to an alternate reality.”
Fox's Sean Hannity anointed Stelter the title “little pipsqueak” which he clearly deserve.