Angry Bernie Bros Are Harassing Journalists

A brilliant strategy.

Screen Shot 2016-06-08 at 8.41.00 AMThis might surprise you, but the Associated Press’ early (correct!) call that Hillary Clinton had enough delegates to become the Democratic nominee has made Bernie Sanders supporters quite upset.

New York Times reporter Amy Chozick, who has been covering Clinton’s campaign for the paper, had to screen her phone calls because of Bernie Bros:

WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein, NPR White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, BuzzFeed reporter Ruby Cramer and Politico’s Gabriel Debenedetti all told Politico that they had been harassed by moronic Sanders supporters.

The AP even sent out a memo warning staffers that Bernie voters are hyped up on stubbornness and stupidity.

“Some AP staff have received angry communications in the form of emails, social media messages and phone calls,” read a memo obtained by Poynter. “We have not received any specific security threats. If you need to respond to complaints, feel free to point the public to the statements on our blog as appropriate… It is always good to practice situational awareness around AP bureaus and offices.”

Well done, Sanders supporters. You’ve really represented yourself—and Bernie—well. Of course, when the candidate himself is angry, bitter and full of dangerous rhetoric, what did we expect?

Depressingly for Democrats, that last sentence does not refer to Donald Trump.

Publish date: June 8, 2016 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT