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LA Times Fires Reporter Who Tweeted He Wanted Trump Dead

LA Times Fires Reporter Who Tweeted He Wanted Trump Dead

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By    |   Friday, 04 November 2016 11:37 AM EDT

The Los Angeles Times fired its reporter who had tweeted, "I'd Rather See Donald Trump's Life End."

Reporter Steven Borowiec on Thursday tweeted out an apology, saying he made the tweet "in jest," but the newspaper later in the day made the decision to part ways with its freelancer.

"Earlier today, Steven Borowiec, a freelance journalist in South Korea, posted a tweet about Donald Trump on his personal Twitter profile that violated our professional standards," the Times wrote in a statement, according to The Daily Beast.

"The Los Angeles Times is committed to fair, evenhanded coverage of the presidential campaign, and expects all journalists representing the paper, including non-staff contributors such as Mr. Borowiec, to adhere to this standard in their articles and social media posts. We regard Mr. Borowiec's comment as inexcusable, and we have ended our relationship with him."

Borowiec has since deleted his Twitter account.

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