Trump tweet results in Bart Hubbuch losing job with New York Post

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The new administration may spark plenty of new employment, but at least one journalist is out of work after expressing his political views, ill-advised as they may have been,

Bart Hubbuch, formerly of the New York Post, tweeted that he was fired for tweeting “my personal belief that Donald Trump becoming President of the United States is a national tragedy.”

In since-deleted tweets, Hubbuch compared the inauguration of Trump to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.

The Post confirmed it has severed ties with Hubbuch.

“We expect our reporters to interact with the public, including on social media, in a professional manner,” the Post said in a statement sent to PFT. “Unfortunately, Mr. Hubbuch has engaged in a pattern of unprofessional conduct and exhibited serious lack of judgment, including most recently showing disrespect for the victims of Pearl Harbor and 9/11.”

While that may be the end of the business relationship, it may not be the end of the story. New York is one of a few states that protect off-duty expressions of political views and beliefs. Hubbuch possibly has right that may have been violated by the Post; whether he pursue those rights privately or publicly remains to be seen.

29 responses to “Trump tweet results in Bart Hubbuch losing job with New York Post

  1. Post has been hard on Trump. Have a feeling their is more to the story. This is what libs want..Blame Trump for everything.

  2. I doubt this tweet alone was the cause. It’s probably the overall collection of his writing no longer being worth the BS that came with it. He stared the bull in the face and caught the horns. He tried to be a Twitter troll and the trolls bit back.

    I personally hate this thing we’ve created the last few years where someone says something on social media that isn’t in line with the public norm and the pitchforks come out and everyone tries to burn everything they love to the ground, but he 1000000% tried to do that to Kirk Minihane and could never back down and had to be the tough guy, so I can only assume he got what he wanted.

    It’s not hard to say “hey maybe I should just shut up, this isn’t worth it” and he had every opportunity to do so. He chose not to.

  3. I wonder if Twitter ever imagined that by 2016/2017 it’s platform would be the new podium for politics.

  4. barrywhererufrom says:
    Jan 30, 2017 10:35 PM
    Post has been hard on Trump. Have a feeling their is more to the story. This is what libs want..Blame Trump for everything.
    __________

    You mean like people have blamed Obama for things he doesnt/didn’t control for the past 8 years?

    Yeah…well, it’s your time to deal with it.

  5. I agree with Bart Hubbuch that donald trump becoming President is indeed a national tragedy. It’s like having a janitor perform your heart surgery. Nothing good will come of it. So sad. So very, very sad.

  6. “In since-deleted tweets, Hubbuch compared the inauguration of Trump to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.”

    Taking off my partisan hat, the problem with invoking these comparisons on Day One is that you have nowhere to go except to compare the next thing to slavery and the Holocaust, and then you’re pretty much stuck.

  7. And Twitter takes down another! I don’t think Bart was even there that long either. Journalism is dying because the people that are calling it a career cannot keep their own opinions out of it.

  8. therealraider says:
    Jan 30, 2017 10:47 PM
    What’s the old saying? “The cream rises to the top”? Well this guy was a turd who got what he deserved. Flushed.
    ——————-
    I believe the saying is the SCUM rises to the top…..

  9. barrywhererufrom says:

    Jan 30, 2017 10:35 PM
    Post has been hard on Trump. Have a feeling their is more to the story. This is what libs want..Blame Trump for everything.

    ———————————————–

    As conservatives blamed Obama for everything?

    So it is life with the two party system in the usa.

  10. Lot of people here talking about “beyond the pale” and “cream rising to the top.” Lol at the trumpkins. Subconsciously proving their racism in the open now.

    By the way, you wish the sports writers in your podunk little flyover towns had an ounce of talent that hubbach has.

  11. Darn liberal media; fired the guy just because he… Hey, wait a minute. Shouldn’t his comments have gotten him a raise?

  12. I guess turn about is fair play. Countless times have liberals gone after people’s jobs when they make a statement, regardless if it is retracted.

  13. If he had merely mentioned that Trump was the worst thing since Nixon, then he would have been more accurate…but Trump may yet surpass Tricky Dick.

  14. The NY Post is a tabloid. Too many people these days believing the first thing they read that reaffirms their own beliefs. Including the POTUS. The First Amendment is under attack.

  15. Our descent into a Banana Republic Dictatorship Oligarchy of the 1% continues. Trump is the worst thing to happen in the history of this country. It’ll take generations if ever to fix his mess and I’m not sure we’ll have a country left

  16. Let’s see… draw comparisons to an event that personally offends you to the worst terrorist attack on American soil, an attack which severely impacted the city where you work?

    I’m sure the families of the 3,000+ first responders and civilians who were murdered in New York City on Sept. 11 didn’t appreciate the comparison.

    So, please, spare me the BS that Hubbuch is some sort of martyr for the left-wing ‘resistance’ that’s attempting to undermine the country. The SOB deserved to get fired.

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