‘You’re dead — watch your back’: AZ paper says threats prove Clinton endorsement was the right call

On Sunday, the head of an Arizona newspaper that endorsed Hillary Clinton revealed some of the threats that she and her staff have received from angry Trump supporters and resolved to stand firm.


Republic Media president Mi-Ai Parrish spoke to CNN Money’s Jill Disis about the backlash the Arizona Republic newspaper has weathered since it endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton over Republican nominee Donald Trump.


“As someone who has spent a career in the business of words, it’s unusual to find myself speechless,” Parrish wrote in an op-ed published this weekend. “What is the correct response, really, to this?”


She then published some of the hateful phrases that have been directed at her and the Republic staff since the traditionally conservative newspaper declined to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump:


The newspaper, said CNN, has been deluged with threatening calls. Some callers referenced the murder of Republic reporter Dan Bolles, who was killed with a car bomb in 1976. The killing was never solved, but Bolles’ last word was “mafia.” He had reported on organized crime in the past.




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